Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Niemeyer


Born
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 15, 1907

Died
December 05, 2012

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Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa


Born in Rio in 1907, Niemeyer led a bohemian life until early adulthood, having said that, when he was young, "it looked like we were alive just to have fun". After working with his father in his typography for a while, he joined the National School of Fine Arts in 29, graduating as an engineer architect in 34. At the time, though he had financial difficulties, he began working without payment in Lúcio Costa's studio, hoping he could find a career there in making better architecture than what he saw on the streets. Their partnership would last for many decades.

In the 30s, after their first modernist skyscraper and the strong contact with Le Corbusier, they started developing brazilian modernism both in Brazil and abroad, leading to a long a
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