Cadeira Beira de Estrada

 
 
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As you have probably noticed, Lina Bo Bardi's work is included in nearly every gallery of this exhibition. The Italian architect had a spectacular influence on Latin America during her career, which was spent mostly in Brazil. Bo Bardi immigrated to Brazil after World War II with her husband, where she founded the magazine Habitat. The name referenced Bo Bardi's strong belief that buildings should be human habitats designed to maximize their full potential. In what way does this chair exemplify or negate that belief? After viewing the film, do you agree that the Sao Paulo Museum of Art is indeed a habitat? In what way does Bo Bardi's work symbolize the bond between literature (poetry) and art (architecture)?