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Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House

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A rediscovery of one of the most powerful schools of Modernism. On the one hand sensual and warm, on the other rational yet rhythmic, Brazilian Modernism is the soulful alternative to its European parent, better known for theoretical rigor and cold precision. Using the modern materials of concrete and reinforced glass, as well as wood and steel, Brazilians brought to Moder ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Rizzoli (first published October 5th 2010)
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This is an amazing book. Modern architecture in Brazil is like nothing I've ever seen.

I just finished reading this for the second time. Brazilian residential architecture is state-of-the-art, and the blend into the lush forests is breath-taking.
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Born in California in 1952, Hess received his BA at Principia College, a Master's degree in architecture from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and is a licensed architect. After working with architects William Coburn, and Callister Payne and Bischoff, Hess started his own firm specializing in residential work and historic preservation. His first book, Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Archi ...more
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