The supplement is filled with a series of extraordinary images by architectural photographer Todd Eberle of Niemeyer's work, and features the specially commissioned Copan font, originally created by design studio Julia for our special Brazil issue (W*135)
At the age of 96, Niemeyer travelled the almost hour-long journey from Rio to Canoas House, the home he'd designed for himself in the early 1950s, especially for Eberle to take his portrait. Eberle promised he'd take the shot in 'one minute'. He then quickly got a frame of himself with The Master (right)
National Congress of Brazil, Brasília, built in the 1960s
Copan Building, São Paulo, built in 1966
Left: Niemeyer designed this furniture collection for Brasilia's various ministries and offices. Right: Itamaraty Palace, Brasília
Latin America Memorial, São Paulo, inaugurated in 1989
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The great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died last December, a few days short of his 105th birthday. Niemeyer went his own sweet way with modernism, adding sensual curves to the strict lines, and in Brasilia, he imagined the perfect city.
Celebrated architectural photographer Todd Eberle has a passion for Niemeyer that matches ours. So, to accompany our February issue - out now - we have dedicated a 28-page supplement to his extraordinary images of Niemeyer's work as a tribute to an architect like no other.
'Niemeyer was the modernist who most understood that architecture should attempt to lift the spirits, stir the soul and pull a better future into the present,' says Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers. 'If Wallpaper* has a patron saint, then Niemeyer is it.'