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Brazilian doors

June 13, 2011 rescharf 2

Beloved poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, in his famous poem “E agora José?” (What now, José?), says:   Key in hand you want to open […]

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Niemeyer at 102

March 8, 2010 rescharf 4

Oscar Niemeyer, the centenary Brazilian architect that gained world fame for his sculptural reinforced concrete buildings, is still producing in an almost compulsive rhythm. His […]

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Brazilian Baroque

February 17, 2010 rescharf 3

When you think of Baroque, you probably remember the curvy, exaggerated, passionate form of art that  blossomed in Europe since the 17th century.  You may […]

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Brazilian colonial beauties

December 25, 2009 rescharf 8

Paço Imperial, Rio The Portuguese colonial style is very consistent – you find its characteristics in houses and churches constructed between the 16th and the […]