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In pictures: Oscar Niemeyer
In his office

Architects may come and architects may go - but not Niemeyer, for 70 years Brazil's best-known architect.

The last giant of the modern movement, he is a very Brazilian modernist, sculpting curves from concrete.

For decades he has worked from this office, perched high in a curvaceous Art Deco tower known as the Mae West Building. Fittingly, his office overlooks Rio de Janeiro's famous flaunting haunt, Copacabana Beach.

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