Brazilian Modern Design (Hardcover)
This enormous 484-page compendium documents the work of 15 of the leading Brazilian furniture designers in the modern period, between the 1940s and 1970s, including Lina Bo Bardi, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jos Zanine Caldas, Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin.
The extensive selection of reproduction allows the reader to appreciate the details of the designers' creative thinking and the variety of aesthetic solutions. The accompanying text, by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo, examines the elements that brought about the genesis of modern Brazilian design, weaving an analysis that guides the reader to present dialogues between the arts.
The book also includes a short biography of each of the designers, plus a chapter on the contributions made by architects to modern furniture design.