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Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important musician, architect, writer, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. With several international prizes, more than fifty published books, many electronic books and thirty audio compact discs, his works are included in some of the most important art collections and world-wide recognized institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. His works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remained composer for Merce Cunningham along more than twenty-five years, Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept of virtual architecture and designed the first virtual planet in history. He is member of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, of the SACD Paris, and of the Unions of Architects in Portugal and Brazil among other institutions. He is founder, with Leonel Moura, of the SA2 Space Art Association; he is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal ( He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, in the Amalfi Coast, Italy ( Emanuel Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland - but he is also based in New York and Lisbon. His website is


Authored by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

Pulsar is the concept and the architectural design of a new building that works with intelligent fibers, elaborated by the architect Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta in 2013. It is a building that permits to change from transparency to opacity, from the absorption to the emission of light, from the impermeability to the permeability of air and light; establishing filtering elements; designing acoustic profiles; constituting textures, colors, patterns, indices of reflection - from the mirroring to the deepest black, designing perfumes of spaces. It permits to reconstruct magical environments of fragrances, of memories and sounds. Designing all our sensory elements establishing a palette with complexity and quality that is unique through the entire history until today. Dedicated to the great concrete Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos, Pulsar recovers, on Earth, the principles of space architecture. It is the application on our planet of the discoveries we make, directly or indirectly, in outer space.

Publication Date:
1496169123 / 9781496169129
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Architecture / Buildings / General

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