Brazilian modern design 


The book classifies extensively the work of 15 of the most representative Brazilian furniture designers in the modern period, between the years 1940 and 70, among them: Lina Bo Bardi, Joaquim Tenreiro, José Zanine Caldas, Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin. His works are presented in detail over 484 pages in an extensive sampling that allows perceiving aspects of the creative reasoning and the variations of constructive and aesthetic solution employed by each of the designers approached. The text signed by Professor Maria Cecilia Loschiavo - author of the most important academic bibliographic source on the subject, originally dated 1995 and reprinted by Olhares - in partnership with her colleague Tatiana Sakurai, reviews the elements of formation of the genesis of Brazilian modern design and weaves an analysis that brings the subject to its current context of dialogue with art and international appreciation. Also, there are also biographical profiles of each of the main authors and two extra chapters, one on contributions by architects for modern furniture design and the final chapter on other contributions, making clear the extent of production in the period.


written_Alberto Vicente e Marcelo Vasconcellos [org.]
Texts by Maria Cecília Loschiavo dos Santos e Tatiana Sakurai

published_ olhares

isbn _ 978-85-62114-75-5

pages_484

weight_  7,05lbs or 3kg

dimensions_ 2.4" x 10" x 12"  or .18 x 24 x 31.5 cm