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‘Lina & Gio: The Last Humanists’ at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London

The exhibition Lina & Gio: The Last Humanists, opening on February 25th at the Architectural Association School of Architecture  in London, examines the collaboration between architects and designers Lina Bo Bardi and Gio Ponti in Italy, prior to Bo Bardi relocating to Brazil in the 1940’s.  Bo Bardi’s most famous works, which include the Museum of Art of São Paulo, The Sesc Pompéia complex and the Glass House, continued a legacy towards a humanist movement first present in Ponti’s work. Among other concerns, the humanist approach involved the manifestation of a socio-cultural consciousness through architecture.

In addition to sketches, film footage, writing and other artifacts, the exhibition also includes a selection of commissioned photographs of Bo Bardi’s  São Paulo buildings, by Barcelona-based photographer Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre.

Image credits: Drawing for MASP, São Paulo Museum of Art, Archives Institute Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil; 2-4: Sesc Pompéia complex designed by Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil; The Bardi House, a.k.a. Glass House, 1951 designed by Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil.

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