07 Dec '12, 4pm

The work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer

The work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer, one of the 20th century’s most important architects, who designed the United Nations building in New York and his country’s futuristic capital of Brasília, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He was 104. Supreme Federal Court building, Brasilia Niemeyer began his career in Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s as a pupil of Lucio Costa and the Franco-Swiss modernist pioneer Le Corbusier. Costa later became his partner in the creation of Brasilia. The Museum of Contemporary Art near Rio de Janeiro Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whose office is located in Niemeyer’s Brasilia buildings, paid tribute to the architect, calling him “a revolutionary, the mentor of a new architecture, beautiful, logical, and, as he himself defined it, inventive.” Brasilia’s cathedral inaugurated in 1960 Niemeyer won the 1988 Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the “No...

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