BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | Videos to Celebrate the First 50 Years :: or, »All You Need to Know About Brasília in Less Than 8 Minutes«

I’m a fan of Antônio Danilo Moraes Barbosa’s logo for Brasília’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

So, it was a nice surprise to discover this series of very short videos about the city and see Barbosa’s logo undergo the animation treatment.

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Watch these four videos and you’ll be cocktail-party conversant about how Brasilia came to be. You may even pick up a word or two in Portuguese.

They’re great videos with vintage photographs from the DF (that’s Distrito Federal) archives.

JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK

LÚCIO COSTA:

OSCAR NIEMEYER:

NASCIMENTO DE BRASÍLIA | BIRTH OF BRASÍLIA

Brasília – O arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer, responsável pelo projeto, durante cerimônia de inauguração da Biblioteca Nacional de Brasília, 11 de dezembro de 2008

Brasilia – Oscar Niemeyer, the architect, responsible for the project, during the opening ceremony of the National Library in Brasilia, 11 December 2008

For bonus points, here’s a 5-minute video about UnB, the University of Brasília, which was inaugurated on 21 April 1960 along with the entire City of the Future. More great vintage shots of the tomorrow that never really was:

BRASÍLIA ACADÊMICA – UnB | BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRASÍLIA

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LOGOS: 50 years of Brasília

The logo was designed by architect and urban planner Danilo Barbosa Morais who works at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (Sedum). Morais lives in Brasília and is a former professor of architecture at the University of Brasília (UnB).

There were more than 400 entries for the logo from around Brazil.

The compositions of the winning design is a reference to the curves of the works of architect Oscar Niemeyer, the design of urban planner Lucio Costa, and the famous tiles of the artist Athos Bulcão.

Athos Bulcão ao lado do Painel Igrejinhajavascript:;
Painel da Igrejinha da SQS 307/308 – Brasília – azulejos 15×15 cm

Athos Bulcão next to a Panel Igrejinha
Panel Igrejinha of SQS 307/308 – Brasília – tiles 15 × 15 cm

Source > Athos Bulcão – Artista Plástico

designKULTUR | BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | Athos Bulcão :: Master of the Mosaic ::: Google Image Results Mosaic

designKULTUR | BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | Logos :: 50 Years of Brasília by Antônio Danilo Moraes Barbosa

designKULTUR |BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | 21 Abril 1960 – 21 Abril 2010 :: «Parabéns Brasília!»

Biografias: Vidas e Obras | Athos Bulcão – Artista Plástico (em Português)

Biografias: Vidas e Obras | Athos Bulcão – Artista Plástico (in English)

YouTube | Canal Portal Brasil

Wikipedia | University of Brasília / Universidade do Brasília (UnB)



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