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Oscar Niemeyer

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Tammy Phan

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Transcript of Oscar Niemeyer

Annalyse Phu and Tammy Phan
Oscar Niemeyer
His work
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
Ibirapuera Auditorium
Oscar Niemeyer Museum
Cathedral of Brasilia
Palácio da Alvorada
Estacao Ciencia
Pantheon of Fatherland and Freedom, Tancredo Neves
National Congress of Brazil
Design Philosophy
"He was the master of the curve, the architect who could command tons of concrete and steel to swoop and turn with a few strokes of his pencil"
Background
Master of the Curve
Centro Niemeyer

Born December 15, 1907 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Wife, Annita Baldo, died in 2004 after 76 years of marriage
4 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren
Died December 2,2012 at age 104
Location: Avilés, Asturias (Spain).
Structures: The open square, auditorium,
dome, tower and the multi-purpose building
Origin: designed as a present to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Award

Schooling and Architectural influence
Trained at National School of Fine Arts and supervised by dean Lucio Costa, leader of Modernist movement in Brazilian architecture
Graduated in 1934
Collaboration with Lucio Costa
Designed the Ministry of Education and Health building and revealed influence of Le Corbusier
Influenced by Brazil's landscape, women, Communism, art, and literature
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