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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rio de Janeiro, Sudeste, Brazilen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1937-1943 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorNiemeyer, Oscaren_US
dc.creatorLe Corbusieren_US
dc.creatorCosta, Lúcioen_US
dc.date1937-1943en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T20:20:09Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T20:20:09Z
dc.date.issued1937-1943en_US
dc.identifier214629en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1317en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121996
dc.descriptionView of left portion of mural by Paulo Osif; In 1936 Niemeyer joined the team assembled by Costa to design the Ministry of Education and Health (1937-1943; now the Palácio da Cultura). The team included Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Moreira, Leão and Hernani Mendes de Vasconcelos, who were all at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes during Costa's reforms and were among those whose work was praised by Frank Lloyd Wright when he attended the first Salão de Arquitetura Tropical (1933) in Rio. As a member of this team Niemeyer came under the direct influence of Le Corbusier, who spent a month in Rio in 1936 as consultant on the project. Niemeyer was responsible for many of the design details of this highly influential building, and he subsequently took over leadership of the team (1939), but the Ministry building was built largely to Le Corbusier's design and bears all the hallmarks of his hand: pilotis, brises-soleil in the form of horizontal louvres on the exposed façade, and sculptural rooftop elements--features so well suited to the Brazilian culture and climate that they were widely adopted thereafter. Although this influence is clearly evident in Niemeyer's later work, it is his own daring originality and imagination, often portrayed in rapid, graphic sketches reminiscent of Le Corbusier's, that characterize his most memorable buildings. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 3/7/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleMinistry of Education and Healthen_US
dc.title.alternativePalácio da Culturaen_US
dc.title.alternativePalácio Gustavo Capanemaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-NO-ME-F2en_US
vra.culturalContextBrazilianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeministry (government office building)en_US
dc.contributor.displayLe Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965); Lúcio Costa (Brazilian architect, 1902-1998); Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian architect, born 1907) and othersen_US


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