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Publisher: Columbia Books on
Architecture and the City
Edited By: Jason Oddy
Building: Softback
Dimensions: 22 x 27
Language: English
Pages: 240

Of all of the Brazilian many architectural works, his Algerian projects are among the least well known. Beginning in 1968, Algeria’s President Houari Boumediene commissioned Niemeyer to build two universities and an Olympic sports hall, as well as a series of large-scale, projects across Algeria, (that were in fact never built) in an attempt to forge a modernist, independent nation. In 2013, Jason Oddy produced an in-depth photographic survey of these buildings as they exist in Algeria today. The Revolution Will Be Stopped Halfway collects those images alongside archival documents and Oddy’s further research into Niemeyer’s Algerian work in order to explore the revolutionary politics that inspired his work in the African country.