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Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pampulha

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Belo Horizonte, Sudeste, Brazil en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1940-1943 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Niemeyer, Oscar en_US 1940-1943 en_US 2013-01-09T18:49:27Z 2013-01-09T18:49:27Z 1940-1943 en_US
dc.identifier 181184 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2071 en_US
dc.description Side view of concrete vault wall; In 1940 Niemeyer was commissioned by Juscelino Kubitschek, then Prefect of Belo Horizonte, the state capital of Minas Gerais, to design a series of buildings around an artificial lake at Pampulha, a suburb of the city. These buildings (1942-1947), which included a church dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, a casino, restaurant, dance hall and yacht club, brought him international fame. The church is four undulating concrete parabolas which roof over a T-shaped plan. Vertical side walls are faced with painted tile mural. The outer screen wall on the north side is finished with a azulejo tiled mural depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis by Cândido Portinari. With its slender tower that tapers towards its base like a chair-leg, this building is one of the most reproduced images of 20th-century architecture. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 7/14/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium concrete; painted tile en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject saints en_US
dc.subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.title Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pampulha en_US
dc.title.alternative Igreja de Sao Francisco de Asis en_US
dc.title.alternative Igreja da Pampulha en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-NO-PC-A4 en_US
vra.culturalContext Brazilian en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) fabrication attributes: ceramics en_US
vra.worktype church en_US
dc.contributor.display Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian architect, born 1907) en_US

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