06 December 2012

Passings ~ Oscar Niemeyer (1907~2012)

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died; you can find an obituary here  and an appreciation here at The Guardian. I knew very little about Niemeyer but two things stand out. The first is that when his first wife died he re-married - at age 99. The second is that he was a committed communist throughout his life. This puts him into the same boat as remarkable, creative intellectuals like Eric Hobsbawm and José Saramago. I must say I don't get that dogged commitment.

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