Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture

Text by Aric Chen, with a foreword by Zeuler Lima and an introduction by Zesty Meyers

Brazil Modern surveys the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition
that is only now being recognized in the global market.

Twentieth-century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism, characterized by rich and sensually textured hardwoods and an ingenuity, grace, and simplicity that exemplify the national character of brasilidade. With well over 400 historic images and new photography, Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture surveys the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition.

Featuring the work of the titans of Brazilian design—Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro, and Sergio Rodrigues—as well as numerous designers whose work and reputations only recently reached foreign shores, Brazil Modern is the first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design.

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Publisher: R & Company and The Monacelli Press
Release date: March 15, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 9 x 11”
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1-58093-444-2