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Oscar Niemeyer

Datum narození: 15. prosinec 1907
Datum úmrtí: 5. prosinec 2012

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida de Niemeyer Soares byl brazilský architekt. Je považován za zakladatele moderní brazilské architektury. Wikipedia

„Architektura se rodí v hlavě.“

—  Oscar Niemeyer

Zdroj: [Prelovšek, Damjan, 2009, Architekt Oscar Niemeyer, Brasília. Politik Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasília – Slovo muže, SPOK, 23, čeština]

„It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve — the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.“

—  Oscar Niemeyer

As quoted in Plans, Sections and Elevations : Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century (2004) by Richard Weston
Variant translations:
It is not the right angle that attracts me,
Nor the hard, inflexible straight line, man-made.
What attracts me are free and sensual curves.
The curves in my country’s mountains,
In the sinuous flow of its rivers,
In the beloved woman’s body.
As quoted in "Architect of Optimism" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/db740a7a-e897-11db-b2c3-000b5df10621.html?nclick_check=1, Angel Gurria-Quintana, Financial Times (2007-04-13)
It is not the right angle that attracts me.
nor the straight line, tough, inflexible,
created by man.
what attracts me is the free, sensual curve.
the curve I find in the mountains of my country,
in the sinuous course of its rivers,
in the waves of the sea,
in the clouds of the sky,
in the body of the favourite woman.
Of curves is made all the universe.
As quoted on a Photo page on the Museum of Contemporary Art over Baia da Guanabara http://app.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/122423/?nextnav=favs&navuser=1

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„My work is not about "form follows function," but "form follows beauty" or, even better, "form follows feminine."“

—  Oscar Niemeyer

Quoted in Tracy Metz, "'Form Follows Feminine': Niemeyer, 90, Is Still Going Strong," Architectural Record (December 1997), p. 35.

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