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A Look Back at Lina Bo Bardi

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Happy birthday, Lina Bo Bardi! The influential modernist architect would have turned 99 this week, so we celebrate her anniversary with a look at Yale University Press's new monograph of her work.
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  Interior of Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi's house in Morumbi, São Paulo (1949–52). Photo by Nelson Kon.
(Tip: You can visit the house, which is now a museum, in person!)

    Interior of Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi's house in Morumbi, São Paulo (1949–52). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    (Tip: You can visit the house, which is now a museum, in person!)

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  Exterior of Lina Bo and P. M. Bardi house in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1949–52). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    Exterior of Lina Bo and P. M. Bardi house in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1949–52). Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Lina Bo Bardi’s studio in Morumbi, São Paulo (1986). Photograph by architect and Yale Press author Zeuler R. Lima.

    Lina Bo Bardi’s studio in Morumbi, São Paulo (1986). Photograph by architect and Yale Press author Zeuler R. Lima.

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  View from the living room of the Valéria P. Cirell House in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1957–58). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    View from the living room of the Valéria P. Cirell House in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1957–58). Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Exterior of the Valéria P. Cirell House in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1957–58). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    Exterior of the Valéria P. Cirell House in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1957–58). Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Coati Restaurant at the Ladeira da Misericórdia Housing and Commercial Complex, Salvador (1987–88). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    Coati Restaurant at the Ladeira da Misericórdia Housing and Commercial Complex, Salvador (1987–88). Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Southwestern view from avenida Paulista of MASP, São Paulo (1957–68). Photo by Nelson Kon.

    Southwestern view from avenida Paulista of MASP, São Paulo (1957–68). Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Interior view of the community hall in Cerrado Church, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (1976–82). Photo by author Zeuler R. Lima.

    Interior view of the community hall in Cerrado Church, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (1976–82). Photo by author Zeuler R. Lima.

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  Lina Bo Bardi's modernist vision did not stop at architecture; she also delved into furniture design. Here, the Bardi Bowl chair in steel and leather from 1951. Photo by Nelson Kon.

    Lina Bo Bardi's modernist vision did not stop at architecture; she also delved into furniture design. Here, the Bardi Bowl chair in steel and leather from 1951. Photo by Nelson Kon.

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  Lina Bo Bardi, foldable chair in wood and leather (1948). Photograph by Nelson Kon.
Want to read more? Check out Lina Bo Bardi by Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima, out this month from Yale Press.

    Lina Bo Bardi, foldable chair in wood and leather (1948). Photograph by Nelson Kon.

    Want to read more? Check out Lina Bo Bardi by Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima, out this month from Yale Press.

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