Brazilian Style - Armand Limnander
Pelé, Oscar Niemeyer, caipirinhas, Sonia Braga, Vik Muniz, Ivo Pitanguy, Ipanema, Tropicália, and more…
Brazilian culture is rich with artists and architects, models and screen stars, festivals and religions. Brazilian Style exports the country’s best—including legendary icons from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge trendsetters. With evocative photography and succinct, fast-paced texts, the book takes readers on a curated tour of the most important symbols of modern and traditional Brazil. Combining high and popular culture, Brazilian Style is a fresh and dynamic mix, capturing the spirit of one of the most vibrant nations on earth.
9.5 in x 12 in or 24.1 x 30.5 cm
Hardcover with jacket
About the author:
Armand Limnander is the fashion news and features director at W magazine. Prior to that he was features director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the editor of V Man magazine; a senior writer at Vogue and Style.com; and a contributor to Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and GQ, among others. Limnander grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to the United States to attend the University of California at Berkeley. He has traveled extensively in Brazil numerous times, and is deeply passionate about the country.
“Playing beautifully was always a way for me to make the fans happy – people called my game futebol bonito, which means ‘pretty football’. This is a perfect example of what Brazilian Style is all about.” - Pelé
“To be Brazilian is to be a part of every race, and to have a heart overflowing with the greatness of art, poetry, and music.” - Milton Nascimento
“In Brazil, there’s no such thing as moderation. Indeed, it is the exercise of swinging continually from too much to not enough that strengthens our senses and helps us find beauty in everything that lies in the middle.” - Vik Muniz
“Think of Brazilian Style as a trailer for the best movie you will ever see.” - Sonia Braga
“Brazilian Style ranges from the coolness of bossa nova to the rigor of modernist architecture, but for me it is always about freedom and spontaneous sensuality.” - Francisco Costa
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