Olympic Stadia: Their History, Their Design, Their Future
Author: Geraint John, Dave Parker
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Routledge (1 April 2017)
Olympic Urbanism: Rome to Rio
Author: Judith Grant Long
Publisher: Routledge (8 April 2017)
Rio 2016: The Olympic Games Through the Photographer’s Lens
Editor: The International Olympic Committee
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: D Giles Ltd (1 May 2017)
Product Dimensions: 18 x 0.7 x 18 cm
London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City: A Hollow Legacy?
Editor: Phil Cohen, Paul Watt
Hardcover: 445 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2017 edition (30 May 2017)
Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 21.1 cm
No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities are Passing on the Torch
Author: Chris Dempsey, Andrew Zimbalist
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press (28 Jun. 2017)
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy (Sport in the Global Society – Historical Perspectives)
Editor: Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (23 Aug. 2017)
Article worth reading in Perspective magazine: The Politics of Sport
Update 23/5/2018: Broken link. The article was removed by the author.
For anyone traveling to Rio de Janeiro next summer, or for those who want to know more about Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian architecture; The following books are worth reading. (read also part 1 and part 2)
Roberto Burle Marx – Brazilian Modernist
Jens Hoffmann and Claudia J. Nahson
The modernist parks and gardens of Brazilian landscape architect and garden designer Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) earned him awards, widespread acclaim, and international fame. Over a 60-year career, he designed more than 2,000 gardens worldwide, the most famous of which are those he created in collaboration with the architect Oscar Niemeyer for Brasília. Although he is best known for his landscape work, Burle Marx was a prolific artist in a variety of media, and his larger body of work—which includes paintings, drawings, tile mosaics, sculpture, textile design, jewelry, theater costumes, and more—is critical to understanding his importance as a modernist. An avid horticulturalist, he was among the first to denounce deforestation in the Amazon region; he also discovered over thirty species of Brazilian flora, which bear his name.
This beautifully illustrated and groundbreaking publication covers the full range of Burle Marx’s artistic output, as well as his remarkable home, an abandoned estate that he transformed into his office, workshop, gallery, and living space. The enduring influence of Burle Marx’s work is also explored through interviews with seven contemporary artists: Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique González-Foerster, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss, and Beatriz Milhazes. These artists exemplify the extent to which his work continues to be a source of inspiration.
Jens Hoffmann is deputy director of exhibitions and public programs and Claudia J. Nahson is the Morris and Eva Feld Curator, both at the Jewish Museum, New York.
May 3, 2016
224 pages, 9 1/2 x 10 1/4
185 color + 20 b/w illus.
Published in association with the Jewish Museum, New York
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