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LINA BO BARDI: MOVÉIS E INTERIORES (1947-1968)

CRISTINA GARCIA
SÃO PAULO, 2008


Edited By: Cristina Garcia Ortega
Printer: São Paulo
Language: Portuguese
Pages: 215

The objective of the research is to study the design of the furniture and interiors that were conceived by Lina Bo Bardi between 1947 and 1968, a period during which the architect developed projects that were the result of her experiences in Italy and Brazil. From this perspective the investigation into a period prior to her arrival in Brazil is fundamental when it comes to recovering the historical, political, social and cultural facts, as well as the modern postulates, the predisposition of architects to extend their functions to designing furniture and the rise of Italian neo-realism, all of which form part of the background of Lina Bo. Heavily influenced by this context and with her desire to shape a Brazilian identity Lina Bo Bardi observes in an anthropological way takes a close look in her search for local themes which reconciles the modern internationalized concepts. She considers the materials, techniques, traditions, customs, nature, art, handicrafts or pre-handicrafts, culture and society of the country she adopted. This transfers various types of integration buildings and their surroundings, interiors and exteriors, furniture and the environment, the vernacular and furniture, art and the people -, into her architecture, her interiors and her furniture, which often constitute an unequivocal mimicry, not only between the architecture and its habitat, but also between the design of furniture and the elements from the land.