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It was the drawing that led me...

It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Form follows beauty....

Form follows beauty.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

It is not with architecture th...

It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Architecture will always expre...

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Architecture is my work, and I...

Architecture is my work, and I've spent my whole life at a drawing board, but life is more important than architecture. What matters is to improve human beings.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Architecture is invention....

Architecture is invention.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

For me beauty is valued more t...

For me beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

My work is not about 'form fol...

My work is not about 'form follows function,' but 'form follows beauty' or, even better, 'form follows feminine.'

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

There is no reason to design b...

There is no reason to design buildings that are more basic and rectilinear, because with concrete you can cover almost any space.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Humanity needs dreams to be ab...

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Sometimes I lose a whole morni...

Sometimes I lose a whole morning waiting on journalists and other people who look for me. But I always find some time for reading, talking to my friends and feeling what is happening in this world.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

I search for surprise in my ar...

I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Turning 102 is crap, and there...

Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

It is not the right angle that...

It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve Ђ” the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

We have to have dreams, even i...

We have to have dreams, even if they never come true.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

We need to feel that life is i...

We need to feel that life is important; we need that fantasy so we can live a little better.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Architecture was my way of exp...

Architecture was my way of expressing my ideals: to be simple, to create a world equal to everyone, to look at people with optimism, that everyone has a gift. I don't want anything but general happiness. Why is that bad?

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We hated Bauhaus. It was a bad...

We hated Bauhaus. It was a bad time in architecture. They just didn't have any talent. All they had were rules. Even for knives and forks they created rules. Picasso would never have accepted rules. The house is like a machine? No! The mechanical is ugly. The rule is the worst thing. You just want to break it.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

My work is not about 'form fol...

My work is not about 'form follows function,' but 'form follows beauty' or, even better, 'form follows feminine.'

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

I was attracted by the curve Ђ...

I was attracted by the curve Ђ” the liberated, sensual curve suggested by the possibilities of new technology yet so often recalled in venerable old baroque churches.

Oscar Niemeyer 59 quotes

Королева на встрече с "королевой", 1974 год и Aктep Шoн Пeнн, его жeнa пeвица Maдонна и экс–битл Джордж Харрисон, 1986 г

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Aктep Шoн Пeнн, его жeнa пeвица Maдонна и экс–битл Джордж Харрисон, 1986 г. Королева на встрече с "королевой", 1974 год. 14-лeтняя Meлaни Гpиффит домa co cвоим любимым львом Hилом, 1971 гoд....

Милла Йовович с матерью Галиной Логиновой, 1988 год и Виктория Бекхэм, 2010-ый год

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Виктория Бекхэм, 2010-ый год. Милла Йовович с матерью Галиной Логиновой, 1988 год. Великая княжна Татьяна Николаевна работая медсестрой в госпитале в Царском Селе. 1916 г. Победительница конкурса «Ми...