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Oscar Niemeyer, Mondadori Headquarters

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Oscar Niemeyer, Mondadori Headquarters

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Karina Castro

US$ 7,800

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2017

Inkjet on cotton paper, wood-frame

Edition of 8

Dimensions: 75cm (H) x 125cm (W) / 29.5" (H) x 49.2" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Oscar Niemeyer's favorite Project in Europe.
As a trailblazer of Brazilian Modernism, Oscar Niemeyer is celebrated for his bold, sinuous forms. Georgio Mondadori, chairman of the Italian publishing house Mondadori, commissioned Niemeyer to design the company’s new headquarters in 1968. He wanted the building to look like the Itamaraty Palace (also known as Palace of the Arches) in Brasília. Niemeyer agreed, but given his playful spirit, he deliberately deviated from the earlier design and proceeded to build what he would later identify as his favorite project he completed in Europe. This project was masterfully captured by Milan-based photographer and visual artist Karina Castro, who was commissioned by Mondadori to capture their headquarters over 40 years after the building's completion.

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Hometown: Portugal

Based in: Milan, Italy

Started her career by assisting other professional photographers in studio and on set, while simultaneously caring visual art projects through a variety of media.
After gaining extensive experience, started working as a professional photographer, collaborating with architectural studios, galleries and magazines.
Her works visually analyze space, its historical architecture and have been featured in Interni Magazine, Casa Vogue, ElleDecor, ArchDaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, Archilovers, Divisare, RIBA Journal, Cereal Magazine, amongst others.
In 2018 the book Monte Amiata Housing by Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi was published by Divisare Books.
In 2019 she was selected by ArchDaily and ElleDecor in the list of 12 women professional photographers whose work is essential to communicate architecture representation.

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