Introduction
Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo (December 5, 1914 – March 20, 1992) was an Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect. A prolific architect and designer, she devoted her working life, most of it spent in Brazil, to promoting the social and cultural potential of architecture and design. While she studied under radical Italian architects, she quickly became intrigued with Brazilian vernacular design and how it could influence a modern Brazilian architecture. During her lifetime it was difficult to be accepted among the local Brazilian architects, because she was both a "foreigner" and a woman.She is recognizable for the unique style of the many architectural illustrations she created over her lifetime, along with her tendency to leave poignant notes to herself. She is also known for her furniture and jewellery designs. The popularity of her works has increased since 2008, when a 1993 catalog of her works was republished. A number of her product designs are being revived, and exhibitions such as her 1968 exhibition of glass and concrete easels have been recreated.
Wikidata
Q272400
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Introduction
Brazilian architect, São Paulo; b. in Italy; moved to Brazil in 1946.
Nationalities
Brazilian, South American, Italian
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Architect
Names
Lina Bò Bardi, Lina Bardi, Lina Bo, Lina Bo Bardi, Lina neé Bo
Ulan
500036905
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