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Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Niteroi, Brazil 1996

Rykwert on Niemeyer: ‘The world’s best known Brazilian, apart from Pelé’

Oscar Niemeyer (1907–2012) was undoubtedly one of the most revered architects of our time but his preference for natural curves over the linear resulted in a conflict that can never be resolved, writes Joseph Rykwert

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