Oscar Niemeyer, Modernist Architect of Brasília, Dies at 104 – NYTimes.com

Mr. Niemeyer was among the last of a long line of Modernist true believers who stretch from Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe to the architects who defined the postwar architecture of the late 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. He is best known for designing the government buildings of Brasília, a sprawling new capital carved out of the Brazilian savanna that became an emblem both of Latin America’s leap into modernity and, later, of the limits of Modernism’s utopian aspirations.

via Oscar Niemeyer, Modernist Architect of Brasília, Dies at 104 – NYTimes.com.

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