José Esparza Chong Cuy
From furniture and exhibition design to monumental domestic and public architectural projects, the breadth of Lina Bo Bardis multidisciplinary work is showcased in this richly illustrated book.
Lina Bo Bardi is regarded as one of the most important architects in Brazils history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her husband emigrated to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly resumed her practice in her adopted homeland with architecture that was both modern and firmly rooted in the culture of Brazil. In mil novecientos cincuenta y uno she designed Casa de Vidro (Glass House), her first built work, where she and her husband would live for the rest of their lives. She also designed the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum), a landmark of Latin American modernist architecture which opened in mil novecientos sesenta y ocho. It was for this museum she created the iconic glass easel display system, which remains radical to date. This book presents a comprehensive record of Bo Bardis overarching approach to art and architecture and espectáculos how her exhibition designs, curatorial projects, and writing informed her spatial designs. Essays on Bo Bardis life and work accompany archival material such as design sketches and writings by the artist, giving new insight into the ideal and material processes behind this radical thinker and creators projects.
Published with MASP, Museo Jumex, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago