Honoring Architect Oscar Niemeyer

In 2000, I visited architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) at his studio in Rio de Janeiro.  He was 93 when I took this photo.  His love of curves and the sculptural quality of his designs made Niemeyer my favorite architect; meeting him was a highlight of my life.  On the same trip Lauren and I made a pilgrimage to Brasilia – the crowning achievement of Niemeyer’s career and still as inspiring today as in 1960 when it opened.  Here’s to his 80+ years of work and to the passion he showed in all aspects of his life.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer
Oscar Niemeyer in his Rio studio

Oscar Niemeyer in his Rio studio in 2000

About Peter Moruzzi

Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture. Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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1 Response to Honoring Architect Oscar Niemeyer

  1. Kurt Wahlner says:

    Wow: you get around! I have never seen a good book on his work – I understand he did some pretty bitchin houses here and there!



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