Habitat : Lina Bo Bardi / editors, Adriano Pedrosa, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Julieta González, Tomás Toledo ; essays, Adriano Pedrosa [and 14 others].
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Habitat : Lina Bo Bardi / editors, Adriano Pedrosa, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Julieta González, Tomás Toledo ; essays, Adriano Pedrosa [and 14 others].


Munich ; New York, NY : Prestel, 2020.


351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm

"... published on the occasion of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat organized by Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Museo Jumex"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-343).
Dust jacket.

Lina Bo Bardi is regarded 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 emigrated to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly resumed her practice in her adopted homeland with architecture that was both modern and firmly rooted in the culture of Brazil. In 1951 she designed "Casa de Vidro" ("Glass House"), her first built work, where she and her husband would live for the rest of their lives. She also designed 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 a comprehensive 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. Essays on Bo Bardi's life and work accompany archival material such as design sketches and writings by the artist, giving new insight into the conceptual and material processes behind this radical thinker and creator's projects.00Exhibition: Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (30.01. - 10.05.2020) / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (13.06.-27.09.2020).




Bardi, Lina Bo, 1914-1992.
Bardi, Lina Bo, 1914-1992 Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern 20th century Exhibitions.
Art, Modern 20th century Exhibitions.
Architecture 20e siècle Expositions.
Art 20e siècle Expositions.
Architecture, Modern.
Art, Modern.


Exhibition publications.
exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Catalogues d'exposition.

Added entries:

Pedrosa, Adriano editor.
Esparza Chong Cuy, José editor.
González, Julieta editor.
Toledo, Tomás editor.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, organizer, issuing body.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.), organizer, issuing body.
Museo Jumex, organizer, issuing body.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand organizer, issuing body.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.) organizer, issuing body.
Museo Jumex organizer, issuing body.

Lina Bo Bardi


Location: Library main 308449
Call No.: BIB 253822
Status: Available


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