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Consumerism trees. Where ? Could be any place, 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

20 Dec 2012

Farewell to Oscar Niemeyer

“I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete. […] This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived [Rio de Janeiro], with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.” Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) in his memories “As curvas do tempo”.
In addition to a strong aesthetic sense, Niemeyer also had a deep social sensibility. When he was asked how would he describe life, in one word, he answered: “solidarity”.

Brasilia, Brasil, 2005. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

6 Dec 2012