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    OSCAR NIEMEYER - BRAZILIAN MODERNIST

    As the preeminent figure of one of the most innovative national interpretations of architectural Modernism, and a radical critic of orthodox Modernist aesthetic formulae and moralizing ideologies, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer occupies a unique place in the pantheon of great builders.

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    Daniel Libeskind's Perspective

    ArchitectureWeek  You tend to take on or win projects with a great deal of emotional symbolism. Is there anything in particular about your past work or personal history that you think resonates with people? How did this feature, for example, in your design for New York City's Ground Zero Master Plan?

    Daniel Libeskind  My work addresses not just the surface of things, but how architecture, urban space, buildings can really tell a story...       (Published 2012.0118)

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