Oscar Niemeyer designed this little Modernist church in 1943, A Igreja de São Francisco de Assis, on the shores of a man-made lake in Pampulha, a suburb of Belo Horizonte. Niemeyer designed a number of other buildings in Pampulha and it was a forerunner for his designs in Brasilia.
The distinctive blue tiles were created by artist Candido Portinari.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.