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WHEREVER YOU FIND PEOPLE: THE RADICAL SCHOOLS OF OSCAR NIEMEYER, DARCY RIBEIRO AND LEONEL BRIZOLA. Park Books, Zurich, 2016. Published in association with Aberrant Architecture, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 196 pp. with 70 ills. (65 col.). 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9783038600268 In English.
Publisher's description:Wherever You Find People tells the unusual story of the Integrated Centres of Public Education (CIEP), a radical but relatively unstudied public architecture initiative in Rio de Janeiro in 1982. Conceived by the world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, the intellectual and politican Darcy Ribeiro, and state governor Leonel Brizola, the program addressed the massive urban migration that Rio de Janeiro was experiencing at that time, which spurred demand for new schools. As a result of the experimental program, over five hundred CIEP schools were built using a standardized system of simple concrete parts. Based upon extensive interviews with key people associated with the project past and present, including Architect Jair Valera, Niemeyer's primary collaborator, and Claudia Costin, the Rio city secretary of education,Wherever You Find People tells the story of this unprecedented project. Alongside candid conversations, the book features never-before-seen photography and drawings, as well as essays that examine the CIEP's story as a guide to how architecture can embrace the constraints and conditions of the modern world. The result is a vivid documentary of a unique but relatively unknown piece of socially driven public architecture, with valuable lessons for the future.
Artist(s):Niemeyer, Oscar
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Brazil — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173221
Paperbound $39.00    

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