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

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Le Havre Cultural Center, Le Havre, France. Built 1982. In 1965, a right-wing military dictatorship seized power in Brazil. Facing intimidation because of his Communist political beliefs, Niemeyer relocated to Paris where he would work for nearly two decades. During this period he finished several projects in Europe and North Africa.

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