Marcel Gautherot (1910–96) was a master of twentieth-century photography, best known for his documentation in some three thousand images of the construction of the Brazilian capital city, Brasilia, from 1958 to 1960.
The first book to look back on Gautherot’s entire career, Marcel Gautherot: The Monograph takes readers through his time as an apprentice in Paris, where he attended evening classes and took an ardent interest in Esprit Nouveau and the Bauhaus, as well as their proponents, including Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier. In the 1930s, Gautherot abandoned his studies in architecture to follow his passion for photography. This led him to travel extensively, and he eventually came to live and work in Rio de Janeiro, where he was welcomed by a circle of artists and intellectuals who became important figures in Brazilian culture, including the architects Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx.
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