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Oscar Niemeyer: The Mondadori Building
By (author): Roberto Dulio Photographs by: Roland Halbe
9788891815101 Hardcover English General Trade ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs May 01, 2018
$80.00 CAD
Active 9.8 x 11 x 0.9 in 172 pages 170 COLOR & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Electa
The first official book on the most important Italian building by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of the leaders of modern architecture.

With a step-by-step study, the volume tells the story of the construction, near the city of Milan, of Niemeyer’s building, now headquarters of Mondadori Editorial Group. A collection of never-before-seen architectural plans, original drawings, and unpublished sketches offers a fascinating look at the architect’s work and a tool for all who wish to deepen their knowledge of Oscar Niemeyer’s works.

The volume is enlivened by an extraordinary photographic shoot by Roland Halbe, an international architectural photographer who captures every detail that makes this spectacular building a harmonious set and an example of indissoluble integration between form and structure, still considered one of the most unique and elegant works ever made by the Brazilian architect.

Niemeyer’s most important Italian building: This is the first book on what is considered to be the legendary architect’s most significant project in Italy.

Previously unpublished archival materials: The volume collects never-before-seen architectural plans, original drawings and unpublished sketches, offering a fascinating look at the architect’s work on the Mondadori building, from the initial concept to the final execution.

New photography: Specially commissioned photography by Roland Halbe captures every aspect of the building in fine detail.

Roberto Dulio has published works on modern and contemporary architecture and historiography; a contributor to Casabella, Domus and the Giornale dell’architettura, he is also author of the book Giovanni Michelucci 1891–1990 published by Electa in 2006, and many other volumes.

Author Residence: Milan, Italy

Author Hometown: Milan, Italy

Publicity: We will target the serious architecture press including Architectural Record, Architect’s Newspaper, Architect Magazine, and general shelter and culture publications who have strong architecture coverage like Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Veranda, the New York Times/T Magazine, etc

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