Community Theater, Marechal Hermes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950
Architect: Affonso Eduardo Reidy.
Artists: Paulo Werneck, Roberto Burle Marx.
This small theater was built in the suburbs of Rio de
Janeiro to bring plays, dance, music and instructive
lectures to the local population. It is an attractive
building consisting of two simple interpenetrating
volumes, made bright and cheerful by the blue, white
and yellow ceramic tiles designed by Paulo Werneck.
They are well located on the side walls, emphasizing
the folded plate appearance of walls and roof.
The building is surrounded by gardens designed by Burle Marx, who also designed a playful stage curtain
woven by Lili Correia de Araújo.
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Book title: Art in Latin American Architecture.
Contributors: Paul F. Damaz - Author.
Publisher: Reinhold Publishing.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 155.
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