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ROGER VIVIER

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  • Born: Paris, 13 November 1913.
  • Education: Studied sculpture at l’École des Beaux Arts, Paris.
  • Family: Adopted son, Gérard Benoit-Vivier.
  • Military Service: Performed military service, 1938-39.
  • Career: Designed shoe collection for friend’s shoe factory; opened own , 1937, designing for Pinet and  in France, Miller and Delman in U.S., Rayne and Turner in UK; designed exclusively for Delman, New York, 1940-41 and 1945-47; studied millinery, 1942; opened New York store, Suzanne & Roger, with milliner Suzanne Remy, 1945; returned to Paris, 1947, designing freelance; designed for Dior’s new shoe department, 1953-63; showed signature collections, from 1963; reopened own business in Paris, 1963; designs collections for houses, including Grés, St. Laurent, Ungaro, and Balmain; resigned with Delman, 1992-94; new licensing  with Rautureau, 1994; opened new Paris boutique, 1995.
  • Exhibitions: Musée des Arts de la Mode, Paris, 1987 [retrospective]; Nina Footwear Showroom, New York, [retrospective], 1998; Folies de dentelles, Musée des Beaux-arts et de la dentelle, Alençon, France, 2000.
  • Awards: Neiman Marcus award, 1961; Daniel & Fischer award; Riberio d’; honored by Nina Footwear, 1998.
  • Died: 2 October 1998, in Toulouse, France.
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Roger Vivier was perhaps the most innovative shoe designer of the 20th century and beyond. Vivier’s shoes have had the remarkable ability to seem avant-garde yet destined at the same time to become classics. He maintained an eye for the cutting edge of fashion for six decades. Vivier looked back into the history of fashion and forward to the disciplines of engineering and science for inspiration. The shoes may seem shocking at first; however, it is the way they complete the  that has made Vivier so coveted by top fashion designers for decades. With a sophisticated eye for line, form, and the use of innovative materials, Vivier created  worn by some of the most and prestigious people of both the 20th and 21st centuries, among them Diana Vreeland, the Queen of England, and Marlene Dietrich.

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Vivier worked with some of the most innovative fashion designers, such as , Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, at the height of their careers. Schiaparelli was the first designer to include Vivier’s shoes in her collections. Vivier was working for the American firm Delman at the time; Delman rejected Vivier’s sketch of the shocking platform shoe which Schiaparelli included in her 1938 collection. In 1947 Vivier began to work for  and the New Look brought new emphasis to the  and foot. Vivier created a number of new  shapes for Dior, including the  and the  heel. During their ten-year association, Dior and Vivier created a golden era of design. In the 1960s Vivier created the low heeled “pilgrim pump” with a square silver , and this shoe is often cited as fashion’s most copied footwear.

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Vivier was one of the first designers to use clear plastic in the design of shoes. His first plastic designs were created in the late 1940s after World War II; however, in the early 1960s he created entire collections in plastic. Vivier popularized the acceptance of the thigh-high boot in the mid-1960s, a fashion considered  for women. Vivier teamed with Delman again in 1992, and the mood his later collections continued to be imaginative and forward thinking. Drawing his inspiration from nature, contemporary fashion, the history of fashion, painting, and literature, Vivier updated some of his earlier designs and was constantly creating new ones to challenge the ideas of footwear design.

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Vivier studied sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later apprenticed at a shoe factory. It was this solid base of training in both aesthetics and technical skills that led him to become known for precision fit as well as innovative design. A Vogue ad for his shoes in 1953 educates the viewer to look beyond the design. Showing the shoes embraced in callipers and other precision tools the ad read, “Now study the heel. It announces an entirely new principle—the heel moved forward, where it carries the body’s weight better.” In another ad from Vogue (1954) the experience of owning a pair of Vivier shoes was likened to owning a  suit or dress, “a perfection of fit and .”

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Vivier’s shoes not only had the ability to complete a silhouette with an  that made a whole, but the beauty of their line, form, and  made them creations that stood alone as objects of art. Vivier’s strong combination of design and craftsmanship allowed his shoes to stand prominently in the permanent collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums—the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Musée du Costume et de la Mode of the Louvre, Paris.

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In 1994 the 86-year-old Vivier signed a new licensing agreement with Rautureau Apple Shoes, which in turn allowed him to open a  in Paris the following year. The Rautureau venture gave Vivier the backing to continue doing what he loved most—designing shoes. Yet three years later, in October 1998, Vivier died in Toulouse, France. He was remembered by many, including fellow shoe designer , who told People magazine, “People try to copy him, but it’s impossible to find that mix of technical skill and design.” Kenneth Jay Lane, who had worked with the master , declared, “He was the world’s greatest artist of shoe design.”

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An invaluable collection of great design! Offering a range of styles, the interiors represent the best from the late 1960s into the first years of the 70s. Included are Britwell Salome’s estate designed by David Hicks, Federico Forquet’s apartment in Rome, Roger Vivier’s apartment in Paris, Maurice Rheims’ apartment in Paris, Lagerfeld’s Paris apartment including the bathroom, Valentino’s apartment in Rome, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Count Panza’s apartment in Milan, the Paris home of Quasar and Emmanuelle Khanh, and the apartment of Gunther Sachs in the Palace Hotel in Saint-Moritz. This collection profiles the work of Serge Royaux, David Mlinaric, Jacques Thual, Aldo Jacober, David Hicks, Jean Dive, Piero Pinto, Michel Cruchot, Gerard Gallet, Alberto Pinto, Yves Vidal and Charles Sevigny, Anita Bachman, Michel Boix-Vives, Alain Demachy, Jacques Demachy, Jay Spectre, Marc du Plantier, Yves Houdin, Francois Catroux, John Stefanidis, Henri Samuel, Didier Aaron, Jean-Paul Faye, Gae Aulenti, Gerard Gallet, Jacques Simon, Pierre Sels, Paolo Tommasi, Michel Boyer,Maria Pergay, Isabelle Hebey, Martine Dufour, Andre Putman, Francois Arnal and Atelier A, Nanda Vigo, architect Claudio Dini, architect Michel Sadirac, architect Carla Venosta, architect Lawrence Michaels, architect Arthur Finn, and the Swiss house by Marcel Breuer.

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Left to right: Creative Director Bruno Frison with Ines de la Fressange; A display of Roger Vivier shoes; Diego Della Valle, CEO of Tod’s Group.

INES DE LA FRESSANGE

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Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange (born 11 August 1957), is a French supermodel and designer of fashion and perfumes.

She was born in Gassin, Var, France. Her French father, André de Seignard de La Fressange (b. 1932) (a marquis), was a stockbroker, and her mother, Cecilia Sanchez-Cirez, was an Argentine model. She grew up in an 18th-century mill outside Paris with three brothers. Her grandmother was Madame Simone Jacquinot, heiress to the Lazard banking fortune.

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In the 1980s, she became the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house, Chanel, by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose muse she became. However, in 1989, Lagerfeld and De la Fressange had an argument and parted company. Likely this argument was, at least in part, regarding her decision to lend her likeness to a bust of Marianne, the ubiquitous symbol of the French republic. Lagerfeld reputedly condemned her decision, saying Marianne was the embodiment of “everything that is boring, bourgeois, and provincial” and that he would not dress up historic monuments.

In 1990, she married Luigi d’Urso (d. March 23, 2006), an Italian railroad executive, with whom she had two daughters.

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Currently, De la Fressange does not model very often. Instead, she is a businesswoman with a chain of clothing boutiques, a designer, and a consultant for Jean-Paul Gaultier. She presented a creation by Gaultier for his Spring/Summer 2009 haute couture collection at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and walked the runway for Gaultier during the event, at age 51.

PUBLICATIONS

By Vivier:

    Books

  • Vivier, Paris, 1979.
  • Vivier, Roger, and Cynthia Hampton, Les souliers de Roger Vivier [exhibition catalogue], Paris, 1987.

On Vivier:

    Books

  • Swann, June, Shoes, London, 1982.
  • McDowell, Colin, Shoes: Fashion and Fantasy, New York, 1989.
  • Trasko, Mary, Heavenly Soles: Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Shoes, New York, 1989.
  • Provoyer, Pierre, Vivier, Paris, 1991.
  • Pringle, Colombe, Roger Vivier, New York & London, 1999.
  • Musée des Beaux-arts et de la dentelle, Folies de dentelles, [exhibition catalogue], Alençon, France, 2000.
    Articles

  • Cassullo, Joanne L., “Four Hundred Shoes,” in Next, December 1984.
  • Bricker, Charles, “Fashion Afoot: Roger Vivier, the Supreme Shoemaker Comes to New York,” in Connoisseur (New York), December 1986.
  • Buck, Joan J., “A Maker of Magic,” in Vogue (New York), December 1987.
  • “Styles,” in the New York Times, 9 August 1992.
  • Weisman, Katherine, “Rautureaus Sell Stake; Ink Vivier Deal,” in Footwear News, 28 February 1994.
  • Menkes, Suzy, “Master Cobbler Sets Up Shop Again,” in the International Herald Tribune, 24 January 1995.
  • Baber, Bonnie, et al., “The Design Masters,” in Footwear News, 17 April 1995.
  • Weisman, Katherine, “Roger Vivier, 90, Mourned by Shoe World,” in Footwear News, 12 October 1998.
  • “Died, Roger Vivier,” in Time, 19 October 1998.
  • “Roger Vivier, France’s Footwear Extraordinaire,” [obituary] in People, 26 October 1998.
  • Carmichael, Celia, “Legendary Status: Nina Honors the Creative Genius of Roger Vivier,” in Footwear News, 21 December 1998.— Dennita Sewell; updated by Sydonie Benét

*I always loved Roger Vivier’s designs.Takes me back in time. Is romantic, aristocratic and timeless.Thirteen years ago, I did a project called Palais Royal and Roger and Chanel were my inspiration.

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ANDREE PUTMAN

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BACKGROUND

She began her interior design career in 1978 when she formed her agency Ecart after the extraordinary publicity generated by the projects she did for residences of friends and her own home. At the same time, she specialized in reediting furniture designed by leading architects of the modern movement who remained largely unrecognized during their lifetime. Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Mariano Fortuny, Antonio Gaudi, René Herbst, and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Because she does not stop in discovering new approaches, in 1997, she created a new firm in her own name. Restrained, eclectic and contemporary, her personal style continues to be immediately identifiable. Spaces are enhanced by fine and rich surfaces combined with inexpensive materials. The effect is simple, though undeniably modern. Her style transcends the boundaries of trends into a timeless classicism. With liberty and simple ideas, space is sculpted and then enhanced by a delicate play of light which creates places that are at the same moment new and familiar. Whether an apartment or a hotel, a gallery or museum, a rug or chair each project is treated with the same level of attention by Andrée Putman and her team. Surrounded by architects, stylists and designers, she works on each project from start to finish. For certain projects exterior consultants and local architects join the home team. Experience gained from numerous projects around the world ensures each client that the team works easily within the constraints of projects designed and built outside of France.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The American architect, Elliott Barnes, AIA, partner in the firm, animates a team of interior designers, designers and stylists, and works on each project from its conception to its detailing. The experience from built work in Europe, Asia, and the United States ensures each client that the firm can respond to the demands of projects built abroad.

DESIGN

A design group conceived in August 1997 with Vincent Beaurin. (I like to discover new approaches free from standard machine like attitudes.) Using the permanent exchange model, the group reunites young designers and students of all nationalities. 

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SPECIALIZATIONS

 ADMINISTRATION – COLLECTIVITIES MINISTERIAL OFFICES – 1986/1987 TOWN HALL OF BORDEAUX REGION – 1985 EBEL HEADQUARTERS ; VILLA TURQUE (LE CORBUSIER) – 1989 ARCH OF LA DEFENSE: OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – 1988/1990 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BORDEAUX (C.A.P.C.) – 1992 CHANNEL SEVEN/ARTE, EUROPEAN CHANNEL: NEW HEAD OFFICE – 1993/1994 CONSEIL GENERAL DES BOUCHES DU RHONE, PRESIDENCE & DELIBERATIF – 1993/1994 TOTAL, HEAD OFFICE – 1993/1994 RODIN MUSEUM, PARIS – 1995 MARIE-CLAIRE PRESS GROUPE, PARIS – 1995 TACHE, OFFICES, ANTWERP – 1995 WALLONNIE MUSEUM, NAMUR – 1995 POLYCLINIC, ROUEN – 1995 CHANEL, STUDIO, PARIS – 1996 GILDO PASTOR CENTER IN MONACO, MANAGEMENT OFFICES – 1996 BRANDEIS BROKERS HEADQUARTERS, LONDON. 1999 – MAYOR’S OFFICE, VERSAILLES – 2000 FEDERATION DE LA HAUTE COUTURE, PARIS HOTELS – RESTAURANTS – CLUBS – SALONS 1984 MORGANS HOTEL, NEW YORK – 1987 HOTEL SAINT JAMES CLUB, PARIS – 1988 CARITA BEAUTY SALON, PARIS – BON MARCHE (DEPARTMENT STORE) RESTAURANT – 1988/1990 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BORDEAUX (C.A.P.C.), RESTAURANT – 1990 IM WASSERTURM HOTEL, KOLN – 1990 LE LAC HOTEL, NEAR TOKYO – 1992 ORCHID CLUB HOUSE, KOBE, JAPAN – 1992 FRENCH PAVILLION AT SEVILLE UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION, RESTAURANT AND VIP ROOM – 1992 “LE CAFE FRANÇAIS”, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK – 1993 COGNACS LOUIS ROYER, JARNAC, RECEPTION LOUNGE – 1994/1995 GILDO PASTOR CENTER, MONACO, CLUB – 1994 SHERATON HOTEL, PARIS-ROISSY – 1994 TOTAL, EXECUTIVE DINNING ROOM, PARIS – 1995 CHURCH, LYONS – 1995 MARIE-CLAIRE RESTAURANT, PARIS – 1995 MORGANS HOTEL REFURBISHMENT, NEW YORK- 1997/1998 “SCENES D’INTERIEUR” SALONS, PARIS – 1998 RESTAURANT LO SUSHI, PARIS. SHOPS – BOUTIQUES & CORNERS 1980 HEMISPHERE BOUTIQUES, PARIS – 1980/1983 THIERRY MUGLER FIRST BOUTIQUES – 1980/1984 YVES SAINT LAURENT BOUTIQUES, U.S.A. – 1985 KARL LAGERFELD BOUTIQUES IN THE WORLD, SHOW-ROOM IN NEW YORK – 1985 AZZEDINE ALAIA, FIRST BOUTIQUE, PARIS – 1985 BARNEYS FOR WOMEN, CONCEPT OF THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE UPTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE, NEW YORK CITY – 1985/1990 EBEL, BOUTIQUES AND CORNERS – 1989 BALENCIAGA BOUTIQUES IN THE WORLD – 1991/1992 CACHAREL, CHILDREN BOUTIQUES – 1993/1994 GEORGES RECH BOUTIQUES & CORNERS – 1993 TATI SHOPS, CONCEPT “LA RUE EST A NOUS” – 1993/1994 BALLY BOUTIQUES, CONCEPT – 1994 ET VOUS, PARIS – 1995 CONNOLLY, LONDON – 1995 CARTIER, PARIS – 1995 LA MONNAIE DE PARIS – 1998 WOLFORD, PARIS – 1998 LAGERFELD GALLERY, PARIS – 1999 PEQUIGNET WATCH SHOP, STRASBOURG, PARIS – 2000 CONNOLLY BOUTIQUE, LONDON. BRAND IMAGE – DESIGN – EXHIBITIONS STUDY AND CREATION OF THE VISUAL IMAGE OF VARIOUS COMPANIES – DESIGN OF OBJECTS, LOGOS, PACKAGING AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION – CREATION OF VARIOUS PRODUCTS AND OBJECTS OF THE HOME – 1987 FERRARI EXHIBITION AT THE CARTIER FOUNDATION – 1990 EXHIBITION FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIA AT THE “MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS”, PARIS – 1992 ” IN BLACK AND WHITE” EXHIBITION, 60 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE OF HAUTE COUTURE, WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, OHIO – EBEL, EXHIBITION BOOTH AT THE BASEL FAIR – 1993 A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD HAMILTON, HITACHI/FNAC, PARIS – 1993 AIR FRANCE, INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE CONCORDE AIRPLANE – 1994 PHILIPS – 1994 BACCARAT – BERNARDAUD TABLE WEAR – SWAROVSKI – LA MONNAIE DE PARIS – 3 SUISSES – 1995 FILM SET FOR PETER GREENAWAY – 1995 POEFORM – 1997 “A PROPOS DU LUXE”, EXHIBITION AT THE RENAULT CENTER – 1997 THE FALL WINTER COLLECTION SCENOGRAPHY, “LES TROIS SUISSES”, PARIS – 1998 POMPIDOU/GUGGENHEIM: “RENDEZ-VOUS”, NEW YORK – 1999 SOFA AND ARMCHAIR COLLECTION FOR DOMEAU & PERES PRIVATE APARTMENTS INTERIOR DESIGN, RENOVATION OF PRIVATE APARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Architecture Specializations – Commercial Projects, – Residential Projects, Hotels, Pied-a-terre, Residential – Apartments/ Condos, Residential – Custom, Retail – General Interior Design Specializations – Commercial Projects, – Residential Projects, Hotels, Office Interiors – Corporate, Pied-a-terre, Residential – Apartments/ Condos, Residential – Custom, Restaurants/ Night Clubs, Retail – General Services Architecture Services – Gen. Architectural Services, Adaptive Reuse, CADD/ Drafting, Construction Management, Consulting, Historic Preservation, Illustration/ Rendering, Programming, Project Management, Space Planning Interior Design Services – Gen. Interior Design Services, Adaptive Reuse, CADD/ Drafting, Consulting, Programming, Space Planning

Email: archi@andreeputman.com
Web Site: http://www.andreeputman.com

* Before I started my studies in Interior Design at FIDM( Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandizing). I worked as a  Docent for the French Trade Commissioner at The PDC( Pacific Design Center), hosting Andree Putman’s exhibit.It was one of my inspirations.

 

 

ADRIANA SASSOON

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Publicado as 18:36 em 25/02/2009

A ex-top model Elite e designer Adriana Sassoon, de passagem por São Paulo, comemorou com um jantar e também com muitas informações importantes sobre o estado da arte em Design, Moda e Ações Ambientais no Brasil.

Detentora da griffe Sassi, ela expressa sua forte convicção. “Se eu posso fazer a diferença fazendo algo que eu adoro e sendo capaz de ajudar quem precisa, é  então uma maravilhosa realização.” Esta preocupação social é marca registrada de Cláudio, seu pai e mentor intelectual da AME, uma entidade filantrópica do Jabaquara que cuida de 350 crianças e jovens carentes.

Presentes no jantar, Clara Oh e Frederico Viebig,  com suas idéias de sinalização ambiental, reciclagem e sustentalidade puderam ouvir junto com Adriana, Mauro Camargo e Paulo Correia que pincelaram as idéias que norteiam o excelente programa não governamental VivaMundo que se desdobra em campanha de 21 ítens de mobilização ecológica urbana que  o Instituto Triangulo lançou que de fato mudam tudo.

Adriana embarca dia 10 de março e tem perspectivas de formatar um projeto de negócios com raízes e desdobramentos  no exterior (o que já é muito consagrado principalmente envolvendo o design amazônico extraído das ervas, dos aromas e das frutas de polpa, do Pantanal, do eco design, da madeira e da flora e fauna nacional, etc.) Ela fala em design de moda, da beleza, do acessório que envolve campanhas bem feitas com atitudes comportamentais de mudança e de contrapartida social para minimizar e erradicar pobreza.

Copyright © 2009  ADRIANA SASSOON .All Rights Reserved.

   
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DIVINE DESIGN

ILHABELA & ANGRA DOS REIS

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Ilhabela é o único municípioarquipélago marinho brasileiro e está localizado no litoral norte do estado de São Paulo, microrregião de Caraguatatuba. A população estimada em 2005 é de aproximadamente 26 mil habitantes. Possui uma das mais acidentadas paisagens da região costeira brasileira, com todas as características de relevo jovem.

Com o aspecto geral de um conjunto montanhoso – formado pelo Maciço de São Sebastião e Maciço da Serraria, além da acidentada Península do Boi –, a Ilha de São Sebastião se destaca como um dos acidentes geográficos mais elevados e salientes do litoral paulista, tendo como pontos culminantes o Pico de São Sebastião, com 1379 metros de altitude; o Morro do Papagaio, com 1307 metros; e o Morro da Serraria, com 1285 metros.

Banhado pelo oceano Atlântico, o município está localizado no estado de São Paulo, a 135 quilômetros da capital e a 140 quilômetros da divisa com o estado do Rio de Janeiro. Está situada pouco abaixo do trópico de Capricórnio que passa sobre a cidade vizinha de Ubatuba (um pouco mais ao norte), porém nas partes mais baixas apresentam características de clima Tropical devido a zona de transição entre a zona temperada sul e a tropical sul. Definindo-se como Subtropical tipo Cwa. Já nos picos acima de 1000m o clima é subtropical Cwb, pois a temperatura diminui sensívelmente em função da altitude, das massas atlânticas e polares, e da própria posição, por ser abaixo do Trópico de Capricórnio.

O clima tropical úmido do arquipélago está sujeito a temperaturas normalmente altas, porém não excessivas; pluviosidade anual entre 1.300 e 1.500 mm; umidade do ar elevada, sobretudo na face voltada para o mar aberto e nas montanhas; temperatura média oscilando entre 22° e 23°C.

images1Angra dos Reis é um município brasileiro situado na microrregião da Costa Verde, Sul Fluminense no estado do Rio de Janeiro. Localiza-se a uma altitude de 6 metros e possui em seu litoral 365 ilhas. Foi descoberta em 6 de janeiro de 1502, mas colonizada apenas a partir de 1556. Sua população aferida em 2008 era de 164.191 habitantes.

Possui uma área de 816,3 km². Os municípios limítrofes são Paraty, Rio Claro e Mangaratiba no território fluminense, e Bananal e São José do Barreiro no lado paulista.

As usinas nucleares da Central Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto situam-se em Angra dos Reis, no distrito de Cunhambebe e são responsáveis pelo fornecimento de grande parte da energia elétrica consumida no estado do Rio de Janeiro.

As atividades econômicas giram em torno da pesca e atividades portuárias (terminal petrolífero), da geração de energia nas usinas Angra I e Angra II, da indústria, do comércio e serviços, da indústria naval(estaleiro Keppel Fels, antigo Verolme) e também do turismo, em suas praias, ilhas e locais de mergulho submarino, principalmente na Ilha Grande. Embora mais lembrada por suas ilhas e pela beleza natural, realmente indescritível, Angra dos Reis possui um rico acervo patrimonial, com inúmeros prédios tombados pelo IPHAN. Seu conjunto arquitetônico é composto por grandes sobrados coloniais e edifícios religiosos como as igrejas de Santa Luzia e a a Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, assim como os conventos de São Bernardino e o Convento do Carmo, tendo sua pedra fundamental lançada em 1598. Podemos citar também a Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa, de 1752, onde funciona um museu de arte sacra com riquíssimo acervo.

O município conta com um porto importante, o Porto de Angra dos Reis. No século XIX este chegou a ser o segundo maior porto do país, responsável pelo escoamento de grande parte da produção de café do Vale do Paraíba.

Após 1872 entra em decadência com a inauguração das estradas de ferro, voltando a ocupar posição de destaque na terceira década do século XX quando um ramal ferroviário liga-o aos estados de Minas Gerais e Goiás, por ele escoando a produção agrícola dos mesmos. O ramal ferroviário, em bitola métrica, ainda existe, sendo operado atualmente pela Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica.

Em meados do século XX torna-se crucial na implantação da Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN, em Volta Redonda, sendo o porto por onde a mesma era abastecida de carvão de coque proveniente de Santa Catarina. Atualmente esta empresa também utiliza o porto para fazer parte das suas exportações de aço.

Sua importância atual se dá pelo fato de ter como instalação subordinada o Terminal Marítimo da Baía da Ilha Grande – TEBIG da Petrobras, que movimenta grandes quantidades de petróleo e posiciona o porto de Angra como um dos mais movimentados do país.

Hoje em dia, devido a beleza de suas praias e das regiões próximas, Angra virou ponto forte do turismo não só estadual, mas também nacional. Possui mais de três centenas de ilhas, muitas delas tendo por donos celebridades nacionais e internacionais, sendo a maior de todas denominada de Ilha Grande. Destacam-se as praias de Guaratecaia, de Mambucaba e a praia de Conceição de Jacareí (distrito de Mangaratiba), além da praia da Sororoca.

SAO PAULO

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A história da cidade de São Paulo ocorre paralelamente à história do Brasil, ao longo de aproximadamente 450 anos de sua existência, contra os mais de quinhentos anos do país. Embora tenha sido marcada por uma relativa inexpressividade, seja do ponto de vista político ou econômico, durante os primeiros três séculos desde sua fundação, São Paulo destacou-se em diversos momentos como cenário de variados e importantes momentos de ruptura na história do país.

São Paulo surgiu como missão jesuítica, em 25 de janeiro de 1554, reunindo em seus primeiros territórios habitantes de origem tanto européia quanto indígena. Com o tempo, o povoado acabou caracterizando-se como entreposto comercial e de serviços de relativa importância regional. Esta característica de cidade comercial e de composição heterogênea vai acompanhar a cidade em toda a sua história, e atingirá o seu ápice após o espetacular crescimento demográfico e econômico advindo do ciclo do café e da industrialização, que elevariam São Paulo ao posto de maior cidade do país.

Com o fim do Segundo Reinado que a cidade de São Paulo, assim como o estado de São Paulo, tira grande proveito da situação e tem crescimento econômico e populacional fabulosos, fruto da política do café-com-leite e de mudanças estruturais do federalismo no Brasil pelo estado de São Paulo, com a ajuda de Minas Gerais.

O auge do período do café é representado pela construção da segunda Estação da Luz (edifício que hoje recebe tal denominação) no fim do século XIX. Neste período, o centro financeiro da cidade desloca-se de seu centro histórico (região chamada de “Triângulo Histórico”) para áreas mais a Oeste. O vale do rio Anhangabaú é ajardinado e a região do outro lado do rio passa a ser conhecida como Centro Novo. Os melhoramentos realizados na cidade pelos administradores João Teodoro Xavier e Antônio da Silva Prado contribuem para o clima de desenvolvimento: estudiosos consideram que a cidade inteira foi demolida e reconstruída. Neste período a cidade passa a ser chamada, por estes estudiosos como a “cidade da alvenaria”, visto que o sistema construtivo adotado passa a ser a alvenaria, especialmente aquela importada da Europa. Tal mudança altera profundamente a paisagem da cidade: seus habitantes consideram os estilos arquitetônicos do período colonial como “antiquados” e “provincianos” e passam a adotar o ecletismo possibilitado pela alvenaria. O atual edifício da Pinacoteca do Estado (construído em 1900 para sediar o Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo) é exemplar deste período da cidade.

CASAS DE CAMPO NO INTERIOR DE SAO PAULO

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O interior do estado de São Paulo ou interior paulista é a região que abrange todo o estado de São Paulo, exceto a Região Metropolitana de São Paulo e toda a costa litorânea paulista.

O interior tem destaque por possuir um conjunto cultural muito rico, inclusive com vários sotaques próprios e diferentes daquele da cidade de São Paulo e do litoral paulista.

Essa área é fortemente industrializada e caracteriza-se por sua economia forte e bastante diversificada, sendo uma das regiões mais ricas da América Latina Cerca de 1/4 do PIB do interior se concentra na Região Metropolitana de Campinas, principalmente nas cidades de Campinas e Paulínia. O interior paulista destaca-se por apresentar uma boa infra-estrutura, tornando-se um pólo de atração de investimentos.

 
 

ICA 360

New Discounted Tickets Only for Members

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
 7 – 11 PM
 

Don’t miss this spectacular evening celebrating today’s most influential new American designers.  

Now, ICA Members save more than half off the ticket price!  

The ICA is pleased to present NIGHT and DAY, a celebration of the newest in fashion by top American contemporary designers. Organized to honor our second anniversary, this event is coordinated by Debi Greenberg, owner of Louis Boston, the premiere Boston retailer, and Charlie Scheips, cultural historian and author of American Fashion.A fashion show featuring daytime and evening looks by some of the most inventive American designers today includes:  

Ashley Olsen representing The Row
Brian Reyes
Chris Benz
Elise Overland
Jason Wu
Lyn Devon
Magda Berliner
Sari Gueron
Tuleh
Zero + Maria Cornejo

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$425 general admission
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Ashley Olsen and Mario Russo at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s fashion fund-raising party last night. (bill brett for the boston globe).

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FIDM Alumna Adriana Sassoon.

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Wearable Art designer Adriana Sassoon & Tonn (Tonn Incorporated).

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 Adriana Sassoon, Wearable Art designer at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s fund -raising party last night.
By Mark Shanahan & Paysha Rhone
A bus full of cutting-edge designers rolled into Boston from NYC yesterday for the ICA 360 fashion soiree – and among them was diminu-twin Ashley Olsen, repping her line, the Row. Working the crowd at last night’s bash were designers Brian Reyes, Elise Overland, Jason Wu, Lyn Devon, Magda Berliner, Sari Gueron, Chris Benz, Maria Cornejo, and Bryan Bradley with Tuleh. But the star of the evening was actress/fashion designer Olsen. “The designers here are really inspiring,” she said in between photographs. “I’m a big fan of their work.”