A new book about Lina Bo Bardi showcases recent engagements with the architect’s all-inclusive work

Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies
Women in Design and Architecture Publication Series
Edited by Mónica Ponce de León | Princeton University Press | $49.95

Lina Bo Bardi’s journey is a story of personal transformation and translocation. The Italian architect moved to Brazil at the age of 32 and embraced her adoptive country with such openness that she became a Brazilian. Born in Rome, Bo Bardi studied in the city’s school of architecture with Gustavo Giovannoni and Marcello Piacentini, powerful architects under Mussolini. Overwhelmed by the political oppression in Rome, she fled for Milan to begin an architecture practice, but the lack of projects during wartime led her to work

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