Brazil's Modernist Legend: Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012
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Sao Francisco de Assis Church
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi at Pampulha in Belo Horizonte. Built 1940.
Starting what would become a historic partnership, Mayor of Belo Horizonte (and future Brazilian president) Juscelino Kubitschek commissioned 33-year-old Oscar Niemeyer to design a series of buildings in a subdivision near the city. Included in the project was the church of St. Francis of Assisi, considered an important example of Niemeyer's early formal experiments.
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