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Brazil's Modernist Legend: Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

Copan Building

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Copan Building

Copan Building, Sao Paulo. Built 1951. In the 1950s and '60s, Niemeyer helped pioneer a Brazilian Modernist style of design characterized by organic, curving forms and the use of reinforced concrete.

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