Check the book’s release and sale dates

In October, the Museu da Casa Brasileira and Editora Olhares meet for the launch and sale of the new book “Bernardo Figueiredo: Brazilian designer and architect”. The work dialogues with the homonymous exhibition – open to visitors at the MCB until December 12, 2021 – and also presents the life and career of one of the iconic figures of the Brazilian modernist period in detail. Check the schedule below.

Bernardo Figueiredo: Brazilian Designer and Architect (BRL 139.00)

Technical information: 176 pages, 21x28cm, hardcover.

Synopsis: Bernardo Figueiredo graduated at the height of the modern period and pioneered in diverse creative experiences. His design ranges from furniture for the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasília, to initiatives to popularize access to furniture with design and quality. As an architect, he designed houses and buildings, was awarded Brazilian stands for international fairs and inaugurated on his drawing board the era of shopping centers in Brazil, in addition to dedicating himself to urban and ecological projects in Porto Seguro.

Authors: Amanda Beatriz Palma de Carvalho, Karen Matsuda and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos.

Virtual release of the book Bernardo Figueiredo: Brazilian Designer and Architect

October 7th, Thursday, at 6pm.

Streaming: via MCB’s YouTube.

Participation: Amanda Beatriz Palma* and Karen Matsuda*.

Mediation: Giancarlo Latorraca* (MCB).

Book sale Bernardo Figueiredo: Brazilian Designer and Architect

October 9th, Saturday, from 10am to 6pm.

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2705 – Terrace

After the date, the book can be purchased on Editora Olhares‘ website.

*About Amanda Beatriz Palma De Carvalho
Architect and researcher, graduated from FAU-USP. Doctoral student at the same institution, where she studies the work of José Zanine Caldas. She is one of the writers of the book Bernardo Figueiredo.

*About Karen Matsuda
Historian, graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of the University of São Paulo (2014), Master in Architecture Design from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (2020), with research on the Itamaraty Palace. She lives in São Paulo.

*About Giancarlo Latorraca
Technical director of MCB, architect by FAU-USP, doctoral candidate at the School of Design of the same college and licensed professor at Escola da Cidade.


About MCB

The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy creative, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the MCB Design Award, the main award in the segment in the country, held since 1986, stand out; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve the memory of the rich diversity of living in the country.

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