Features 25 incredible homes—including some designed by the legendary Oscar Niemeyer; 19 have never before been published
Rio de Janeiro is an iconic city of vibrant contrasts: youthful energy and grand traditions, luxuriant vegetation and innovative architecture. Its unique lifestyle is diverse and culturally rich, and the city is home to some remarkable modernist and contemporary homes alongside historic colonial gems. The authors open the doors of an insider’s Rio through a tour of over twentyfive private homes, nineteen of which are presented here for the first time. They include a colonial-era mansion in Rio’s artistic quarter surrounded by lush gardens; a private apartment with stunning views and a fabulous collection of modern art; sleek contemporary houses that blur the boundaries of interior and exterior—featuring warm wood-based design, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, shaded swimming pools, and furniture from Brazilian modernist designers such as Oscar Niemeyer and Sérgio Rodrigues. Traditional estates and fazendas outside the city are also featured, fitted out with tropical woods, silk drapes, and sunlight-filtering shutters.
* > Lenny Niemeyer, luminary fashion swimwear designer and niece by marriage of renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, is a prominent Brazilian socialite. She has also published a cookbook. Michael Roberts is the fashion and style director of Vanity Fair. He has previously worked for numerous prestigious magazines and has published four books of illustrations. Maurilia Castello Branco is a Brazilian art historian specializing in twentieth century art and architecture. Nicolas Martin Ferreira (Photographs by) is a fashion and lifestyle photographer who splits his time between Paris and Rio de Janeiro.
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