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Case: Lucio Costa Brasilia's Superquadra (CASE) [Paperback]

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Nearly half a century after its inception, the city of Brasilia, designed by Lucia Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, and based on Le Corbusier's plans, continues to be one of the world's most widely debated architectural projects. Envisioned as an egalitarian, harmonically conceived environment, the city was designed to foster collectivity and integration. Central to this effort was the idea of the "Superquadra," large neighborhoods, each with their own schools, shopping and entertainment complexes. The latest volume in the CASE series published in collaboration with Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, this study of the Superquadra looks anew at this utopian concept, analyzing both its strengths and weaknesses. It features a rare interview with planner Lucia Costa as well as essays exploring the historical and cultural contexts of Brasilia, day-to-day life in the city, and its technical complexities and realities. Rare sketches by Costa as well as stunning historical and contemporary illustrations round out this comprehensive look at the past and future of an important experiment in urban living.

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Pages   108
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 7.64" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2005
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791331574  
ISBN13  9783791331577  

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