Oscar Niemeyer in 3D

Visionaire (the limited-edition multi-format art and fashion publication) and Paddle8 (the online art market) have together commissioned ten 3D photographs of legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer most iconic work -- built from the 1940s through 90s in Sao Paolo, Brasilia and Rio -- that will be released in September 2012 (coinciding with the opening of the Sao Paolo Biennial) as a limited-edition slide portfolio designed to accompany the new Visionaire 62 RIO issue, which comes packaged with a stereoscope in a lenticular case. The idea is to experience these iconic buildings via sophisticated 3-D photography, as never before seen. The slide portfolio, produced in an edition of 200, will be available for pre-order exclusively at Paddle8.com beginning today. Also on this date, Paddle8.com will release a web-only exhibition featuring the 3D photos as well as a rare, exclusive audio interview with the 104-year-old architect and archival materials from his studio like blueprints and family photos.