A+u 21:12, 615: Feature: Paulo Mendes Da Rocha

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A+U 21:12, 615: FEATURE: PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA
A+u 21:12, 615: Feature: Paulo Mendes Da Rocha
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a+u's December issue is dedicated to Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who passed away in May. Born in Vitória, Brazil, in 1928, Mendes da Rocha played a central role in the making of a Brazilian modernism, the Paulista School in particular, through a distinct and powerful use of concrete. Brazilian Museum of Sculpture has the openness of the "artificial landscape" that "ripples out toward the rest of the city" and "aspires to welcome ways of experiencing urban spaces that do not and cannot take place in the city," as described in an essay by Daniele Pisani. In his public buildings we discover something more than materiality, a profound ethic toward users and inhabitants. A new landscape and horizon emerge underneath its monumental superstructure. Together with new explanatory texts by José Paulo Gouvêa, 6 significant projects outlining Mendes da Rocha's contributions to public space are featured here alongside snapshots of his home and office, as well as whimsical sketches and drawings. Text in English and Japanese.

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a+u's December issue is dedicated to Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who passed away in May. Born in Vitória, Brazil, in 1928, Mendes da Rocha played a central role in the making of a Brazilian modernism, the Paulista School in particular, through a distinct and powerful use of concrete. Brazilian Museum of Sculpture has the openness of the "artificial landscape" that "ripples out toward the rest of the city" and "aspires to welcome ways of experiencing urban spaces that do not and cannot take place in the city," as described in an essay by Daniele Pisani. In his public buildings we discover something more than materiality, a profound ethic toward users and inhabitants. A new landscape and horizon emerge underneath its monumental superstructure. Together with new explanatory texts by José Paulo Gouvêa, 6 significant projects outlining Mendes da Rocha's contributions to public space are featured here alongside snapshots of his home and office, as well as whimsical sketches and drawings. Text in English and Japanese.

ISBN
9784900212725
Publication Date
August 14, 2022
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New