Catalogue


Lina Bo Bardi : drawings /
Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima.
imprint
Princeton, New Jersey ; Barcelona : Princeton University Press ; in association with Fundació Joan Miró, [2019]
description
vii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 26 x 21 cm
ISBN
0691191190, 9780691191195
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Princeton, New Jersey ; Barcelona : Princeton University Press ; in association with Fundació Joan Miró, [2019]
isbn
0691191190
9780691191195
general note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró, February 15-May 19, 2019.
abstract
Lina Bo Bardi (1914-92) was one of the most prolific and visionary architects of the twentieth century. Raised in Italy under Mussolini's Fascist regime and emigrating to Brazil after World War II, she championed the power of architecture and design to embrace everyday life. Her boldly modernist designs range from concrete-and-glass structures like the São Paulo Museum of Art and the culture and leisure center SESC Pompéia to furniture and jewelry. This is the first book to examine one of the most intimate and expressive features of her life and work, but one she rarely shared with the public - drawing. Bo Bardi produced thousands of drawings in her lifetime, from picturesque landscapes drawn when she was a child, to sketches made as part of her daily routine as an architect, to fanciful drawings that show different aspects of her private life. In this beautifully illustrated book, Zeuler Lima, the world's leading authority on Bo Bardi, brings together a careful selection of these and other drawings, many of them never published until now. Bo Bardi drew on card stock, tracing paper, regular paper, and newsprint. She used pencils, watercolor, gouache, ballpoint pens, and felt-tips, producing drawings that combined surrealist elements with an eye for color and joyful forms. 'Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings' sheds critical light on the creative sensibility behind some of the twentieth century's most striking modernist designs, and provides a rare window into the design practice of an architect like no other.
catalogue key
12983338
 
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