Rio de Janeiro: Nosso Caminho Editora, 2011. b/w and color plates, plans, draws., color pict. boards. OCLC: 803372443. Item #98088
ISBN: 9788565079006

"The Churches of Oscar Niemeyer" is an illustrated catalogue with plans, drawings and color photographs of 16 churches and chapels designed by internationally acclaimed ultra-modern architect Oscar Niemeyer. A radical communist since his younger days, Niemeyer explains that there is no contradiction between his Stalinist atheist ideals and his church projects "When I design a cathedral, I realize that the pleasure I feel from its successful completion is dwarfed by the importance allocated by those who will frequent it, for there they believe to be themselves closer to God. For them, the supreme being that, omnipotent, created all. This is how I can justify this contradiction, as some people mention, between my position as a communist and my interest in designing projects of religious nature."--P. [5]. Contents: Mudando de assunto = Mudando de asunto / Oscar Niemeyer -- Igreja de Pampulha -- Catedral de Brasilia -- Catedral Militar -- Capela Alvorada -- Igreja Ortodoxa -- Capela Nossa Senhora de Fatima -- Mesquita de Argel -- Capela São José Operario -- Catedral Batista -- Catedral Catolica Caminho Niemeyer -- Capela Roberto Marinho -- Catedral de Belo Horizonte -- Capela Cesgranrio -- Igreja Itaipava -- Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia. ENGLISH AN PORTUGUESE TEXT.

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