“Charlotte Perriand, Ray Eames, Gae Aulenti, Lina Bo Bardi – long is the list of creative women who have strongly shaped given styles and yet first took the public limelight decades later – or too late.
Born in Rome, Lina Bo Bardi is only now, a year before she would have turned 100, receiving due recognition outside the country she made her own.
Possibly this is a result of the increasing interest in Brazil, which appears to be developing fast as regards creativity, too. And perhaps also because all eyes are gradually turning to Brazil as the host of the World Cup next year – and of the Olympic Games three years hence.
Or maybe it is simply a product of the realization that in the 20th century female architects and designers were a far stronger influence than has hitherto been conceded…..”
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