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Gallery of Brazilian Architecture

This Gallery of Brazilian Architecture presents a series of images from Brazil taken by New York City photographer Andrew Prokos. The collection, displayed in two virtual galleries, offers a panorama of two cities, focused on architecture, but also offering glimpses of other aspects of Brazilian culture and history. The virtual galleries will be used by courses being offered in the spring 2014 semester, whose students will be engaged in captioning the images.

You're invited to browse the galleries and leave your impressions in the guestbook.

Brasilia became Brazil's capital in 1960 as a planned city,  "carved out of forest". The city , located in the Central Highlands of the country, is some 745 miles (1200 kilometers) northwest of Rio de Janeiro and was designed and planned by architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.  Among its spectacular modernist structures are the National Congress, the Cathedral of Brasilia, and the Palácio da Alvorada

Explore the Brasilia gallery.

Before 1960, Brazil's capital had been  Rio de Janeiro, which is approximately 265 miles (425 km) east of São Paulo on the southern coast of Brazil. The city is famous for such  legendary neighborhoods as  Ipanema, Copacabana, and Botafogo. Its distinctive history is reflected in its unique architecture,  spanning the Colonial style of the Centro Histórico and the futuristic modernism of the Museu de Arte Contemporanea in Niterói

Explore the Rio de Janeiro gallery.



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