I love and adore books, books of all kinds, especially on design and architecture! I have a wonderful book on OSCAR NIEMEYER who is one of the worlds preeminent modernist architects! I have always been of fan of his work, as his work is exciting and beautiful and you can learn to appreciate the true meaning of forms.
Oscar Niemeyer , Brazilian born, is over one hundred and three years old and has constructed more buildings then almost any other modern architect and he has not stopped ! When you look at the photos I have selected, and I do hope you seek out further information on his work, you will definitely know this man’s architecture. There is a quote that I believe sums up and makes very clear Niemeyer’s philosophy and where it lead him to these forms.
To “challenge the monotony of contemporary architecture, the waste of misinterpreted functionalism that hindered it, and the dogmas of form and function that had emerged, countering the plastic freedom that reinforced concrete introduced. I was attracted by the curve-the liberated, sensual curve suggested by the possibilities of new technology yet so often recalled in venerable old baroque churches…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, with its white beaches, its huge mountains and the beautiful suntanned women.”
Imagine how and what influences you take from your surroundings and how you choose to be influenced by these ideas and incorporate them into what you do. I know for me, I very much relate to the influence of what i choose to surround myself with. From music to art to food and fashion, the pursuit of beauty is a fantastic pursuit!
Have a wonderful day!