Friday, December 7, 2012

Niemeyer, de Moraes, and Jobim: Brazilian Icons

A unique photograph that captured the encounter of three Brazilian icons: Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Oscar Niemeyer.

Moraes wrote the lyrics for the bossanova classic "The Girl of Ipanema", while Jobim composed the music for this and other bossanova musical masterpieces. Niemeyer, who died two days ago at the age of 104, was one of the greatest architects in history. His best works can be found within the city of Brasilia, yet one can appreciate his modern creations in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and several European cities.

Oscar Niemeyer didn't only design buildings, he created special works, such as the set for one of de Moraes' plays.

Photo: Arch Daily

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