Habitat : Lina Bo Bardi / editors, Adriano Pedrosa, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Julieta González, Tomás Toledo ; essays, Adriano Pedrosa [and 14 others] ; translation, Alexandre Barbosa de Souza, Emma Young.
- Other Title:
- Lina Bo Bardi
- São Paulo, Brazil : Museu de Arte de São Paulo ; Chicago : Museum of Contemporary Art ; Mexico City : Museo Jumex ; Munich : DelMonico Books, Prestel Verlag, 2020.
351 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 28 cm
Bardi, Lina Bo, 1914-1992.
Bardi, Lina Bo, 1914-1992 -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Women architects -- Brazil -- Exhibitions.
Architects -- Brazil -- Exhibitions.
- Exhibition publications.
- "Lina Bo Bardi is regarded as one of the most important architects in Brazil's history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her husband emigrated to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly resumed her practice in her adopted homeland with architecture that was both modern and firmly rooted in the culture of Brazil. In 1951 she designed "Casa de Vidro" ("Glass House"), her first built work, where she and her husband would live for the rest of their lives. She also designed the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Art Museum), a landmark of Latin American modernist architecture which opened in 1968. It was for this museum she created the iconic glass easel display system, which remains radical to date. This book presents a comprehensive record of Bo Bardi's overarching approach to art and architecture and shows how her exhibition designs, curatorial projects, and writing informed her spatial designs. Essays on Bo Bardi's life and work accompany archival material such as design sketches and writings by the artist, giving new insight into the conceptual and material processes behind this radical thinker and creator's projects."--Provided by publisher.
- Lina Bo Bardi's habitat
Rethinking the museum
From Glass House to hut.
- "This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat organized by Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Museo Jumex"--Colophon.
Exhibition schedule: Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP): April 4--July 28, 2019; Museo Jumex, Mexico: January 30--May 10, 2020; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago: June 13--September 27, 2020.
Translated from the Portuguese.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-343).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Westreich Collection Fund.
- Pedrosa, Adriano, editor.
Esparza Chong Cuy, José, editor.
González, Julieta, editor.
Toledo, Tomás, editor.
Souza, Alexandre Barbosa de, translator.
Young, Emma, translator.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, organizer, host institution.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.), organizer, host institution.
Museo Jumex, organizer, host institution.
Westreich Collection Fund.
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