Brazilian Architecture: Affonso Eduardo Reidy

Between the introductory ones, of the hand of Corbusier, of the modern architecture in Brazil, besides Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, there might not be allowed mentioning to the carioca Affonso Eduardo Reidy, who in spite of having less constructed work – that not projects – and of having devoted itself almost exclusively to the public function, it contributed fundamental works to the historiography of the modern architecture, as the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and the Set Residential Pedregulho, both in Rio de Janeiro.

In spite of the fact that in the National School of Fine arts carioca, in that he studied architecture, the model of education was reigning still academicista, and of that the young person Affonso Eduardo, realized practices in the study of urbanism of also historicist Alfred Agache, person in charge of the Plan The Director of the city and one of the first ones of the country, soon was interested for the ideas and the architecture of Le Corbusier.

Later Ernani Vasconcellos would form a part of the equipment integrated by Carlos Leão, Jorge Moreira, Oscar Niemeyer, Roberto Burle Marx and directed by Lúcio Costa, person in charge of the project for the Department of Education and Health in Rio de Janeiro, which possessed the stellar intervention of the French Swiss teacher, project that is considered to be a key for the introduction of the modern beginning in Brazil.

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