Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies (Paperback)

Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies By Monica Ponce de Leon (Editor), Sol Camacho (Contribution by), Beatriz Colomina (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Monica Ponce de Leon (Editor), Sol Camacho (Contribution by), Beatriz Colomina (Contribution by)
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Leading art historians, architects, designers, artists, and urbanists share new perspectives on this visionary architect's material legacy

Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) is renowned for her boldly modernist designs like the S o Paulo Museum of Art and the culture and leisure center SESC Pomp ia. An artist, architect, designer, writer, and activist, she was a tireless champion for local craft and materials. Her democratic designs were inclusive and stood as an open invitation to those typically excluded from elitist institutions, embodying an aesthetic that stood out among the modernist movement in Brazil and abroad. This collection of essays presents new perspectives on Bo Bardi from leading contemporary artists, architects, curators, and scholars. Contributors engage with the conceptual, social, and political philosophies latent in the architectural materials she chose--from her application of concrete to her implementation of nature and her reuse of vernacular materials.

Beautifully illustrated and featuring seven gatefolds, Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies sheds vital new light on the ideological strategies inherent in Bo Bardi's iconic projects and lesser-known work.

Distributed for the Princeton University School of Architecture

Product Details
ISBN: 9780964264168
ISBN-10: 0964264161
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English