Lina Bo Bardi : Habitat



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Lina Bo Bardi, has become known as one of the most important architects in Brazil's history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her husband like many artistic europeans of the time, moved to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly set up practice in her new homeland with a type of architecture that was both modern yet affected by Brazilian culture. In 1951 she designed "Casa de Vidro" ("Glass House"), her first construction, where she and her husband lived for the rest of their lives. Perhaps her most know construction was the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Art Museum), a landmark of Latin American modernist architecture which opened in 1968. It was for this museum she created the iconic glass easel display system, which remains radical to date. This book presents an all-encompassing record of Bo Bardi's overarching approach to art and architecture and shows how her exhibition designs, curatorial projects, and writing informed her spatial designs.

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