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Richard Neutra in Brazil

Grant number: 13/04898-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
Principal Investigator:Abílio da Silva Guerra Neto
Grantee:Fernanda Critelli de Campos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/12996-6 - The Brazil-United states relationship in architecture, BE.EP.MS


Richard Joseph Neutra (1892-1970), Austrian architect eradicated in the United States, left, throughout his professional life, an important legacy that is revealed both by the numerous works constructed and the academic contribution. The interest he showed to better understand the climatic and social conditions of the places marked his acting projects, and it has been crucial, especially for the variety producing works such as schools, housing and hospitals developed in Puerto Rico - when his appointment as consultant Design on Committee on Public Works, by the Department of State U.S.His work as an architect and studious has influenced new generations of architects, especially Brazilians. Much is known about the importance of his works, but little is said about his close relationship with Brazil. A fact confirmed by the publication, in Sao Paulo, of the book of his own Architecture of Social Concern in Regions of Mild Climate, bilingual edition (English and Portuguese), by Gerth Todtman (1948).Thus, this research presents itself as a way of mapping the presence of the architect Richard Neutra in Brazil. It was from the analysis of primary sources that close relationship with architects and Brazilian intellectuals was confirmed. (AU)

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