Wednesday Apr 17, 2013 at 6:30pm
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Melbourne
Victoria, Australia 3141 jump to map
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Guest Speaker: Dr. Norman Day architect, educator and writer
Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida E Um Sopro (Life is a Breath of Air)
2007, Dir. Fabiano Maciel, 90 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles
Oscar Niemeyer was one of the most prolific 20th century modernist architects, who life spans over two World Wars and well into the 21st century. This documentary was made to coincide with his 100th birthday, celebrating his long life dedication to architecture both in Brazil and overseas. Enchanted by the use of modern building technique while attracted to the sensuous and seductive curved concrete that vividly shown in most of his landmark buildings, Niemeyer was being criticized by Bauhaus director Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier for building standardization. The film also showed his closed collaboration with Lucio Costa and the then president of Brazil, Juscelino Kubitschek. Being a communist, Niemeyer shared his ideals for a fairer society and metaphysical issues such as the insignificance of man compared to the Universe.
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM; PROGRAMME STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7:00PM.
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