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Life and Work of Luis Barragan
Jose Maria Buendia Julbez
0847820572
December 1997
Hardcover
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The New York Times Book Review, Martin Filler
The Life and Work of Luis Barragán strikes just the right balance between the factual and poetic sides of the architect.... Sebastián Saldívar's beautiful photographs effectively convey ... Barragan's timeless work.

Book Description
Luis Barragan is an icon of contemporary architecture-a genius of color, light, walls, the garden, the tower, the rooftop, he has influenced an entire generation of current architects, not least of them his one-time collaborator Ricardo Legorreta. Admirers of his work note its serenity, its harmony. In 1979, when Barragan was presented the Pritzker Prize, his work was referred to as "a sublime act of the poetic imagination." It is this aspect of Barragan's work that is presented in The Life and...


Luis Barragan
Rene Burri
0714839604
March 2000
Hardcover
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From the Publisher
This is a celebration of the work of Mexican architect and philosopher, Luis Barragan, by photographer Rene Burri. Rather than being an exhaustive survey of Barragan's work, the book is a personal tribute to his spirit.


The Luis Barragan
Luis Barragan
4887061439
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A beautifully produced 'best of' Barragan's creations. This Mexicanarchitect, famous for his use of colour and his love of gardens, believed that 'human life' refers to the sum total of physical, vegetative, instinctive, and spiritual functions. Architecture had to satisfy all those needs. Some thirteen projects by Barragan are extensively photographed and give an impression of the way he gave concrete form to this ideology.


Luis Barragan
Ignacio San Martin
0879180854
June 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Luis Barragan's Gardens of El Pedregal
Keith L. Eggener
1568982674
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The name Luis Barragan evokes images of Latin American modernism-brightly colored plain surfaces set off against lush foliage. His 1,250-acre Gardens of El Pedregal, begun in 1945 on the lava fields of south of Mexico City, were dotted with houses and plazas, fountains and ponds, cacti and pepper trees. Barragan considered El Pedregal his most important project, and critics have described the houses and gardens there as a turning point in Mexican architecture. This book examines El Pedregal's program and form, its representation in architect-commissioned photographs and advertising, and its place within contemporary discourses on cultural identity, design and place, and suburbanization. Like our highly acclaimed Revolution of Form, Luis Barragan's Gardens of El Pedregal offers an in-depth analysis of this now mostly...


Luis Barragan
Ignacio San Martin
0879180889
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


Luis Barragan
Federica Zanco
8881187434
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Luis Barragán (Guadalajara 1902-Mexico City 1988), one of Mexico's leading architects, is now accepted as a great master of the Modern Movement. The poetic images of his houses and gardens, of the walls and fountains so characteristic of his work have all become icons of modern Mexican architecture. His masterpieces are famous for their innovative use of colour and for their reduced and abstract formal language. They harmoniously combine the modern and the traditional, nature and architecture giving results which, although closely linked to the context in which they were born, also assume international relevance. For the first time since Luis Barragán passed away, the wealth of drawings, documents and original photographs in his archives--now conserved at the Barragan Foundation in Switzerland--has been made...


Barragan: The Complete Works
Preface by Alvaro Siza
1568983220
April 2003
Hardcover
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City Magazine, June 2003
"...this is the essential digest on the work of this great maestro."

Book Description
Mexican architect Luis Barragan (1902-88) was one of the twentieth century’s most creative designers and one of its best-known architects. Self-taught, he achieved international renown for his remarkable personal artistic vision. Using vegetation, water, primary geometric forms, and vivid colors, Barragan created a poetic and painterly yet elegantly simple architectural style that transformed the Mexican building tradition into an abstract architectural language.
This revised edition of our best-selling monograph – the first comprehensive compilation of Barragan’s work (102 buildings and 12 additional projects) – contains new photographs and an updated...


Mexico: Architecture - Interiors - Design
Mark Luscombe-Whyte
0060567627
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description

Mexico is a country steeped in history with a rich cultural heritage, varied landscape, and vibrant fusion of styles evident in the architecture, interiors, and design to be found across the country. Photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte and writer Dominic Bradbury have traveled Mexico from coast to coast seeking out exquisite examples of Mexican architecture and design. From simple rural adobe dwelling and ornately decorated churches to deluxe seaside retreats and high-tech modern structures, they explore the evolution of Mexican style from the traditional dwellings of ancient civilizations to cutting-edge projects from today's most influential designers.

A combination of seductive photographs and incisive text, Mexico is an essential sourcebook of ideas and inspiration for anyone with a passion for Mexican...



Luis Barragan - Paradises (Paraisos)
Juan Molina y. Vedia
9879474023
September 2003
Hardcover
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Barragan: Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour
Daniele Pauly
3764366796
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988) is famous throughout the world for his charming treatment of colour and space, and he has been a focus of general interest for many years. His unique persona and his wonderful buildings, invite us to renew our acquaintance time and time again. In this monograph, Danièle Pauly, provides an overview of his life and his architectural oeuvre. Chronologically she delineates in detail the biography of Barragán, his Mexican roots, the Mediterranean influences, his Functionalist period, and finally the steps to maturity as a consummate architect. All Barragán's significant buildings are documented comprehensively and analysed in the light of his life. This is enhanced with attractive illustrations all of which reveal Barragán's masterly, almost magical touch...


Casa Barragan
Luis Barragan
4887062117
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Barragán’s houses evoke glamour and simplicity, modernity and nostalgia, respect for tradition and revolutionary turns. The influence of his childhood home, a former Mexican hacienda, is clear and yet contrasted with his bold use of colours. Five of his house designs are lavishly pictured here, both inside and out. Accessible short descriptions are included with each photograph. Accompanied by an extended essay by Yutaka Saito.


Architects on Architects
Susan Kimberly Gray
007137583X
August 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In a tried-and-true pop-scholarly format, writer and photographer Susan Gray (Writers on Directors) presents Architects on Architects. The essays include Mario Grandelsonas on Mies van der Rohe, Cesar Pelli on Eero Saarinen, Diana Agrest on Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Charles Gwathmey on Louis Kahn and Der Scutt on Paul Rudolph. The contributors discuss the impact of their heroes and teachers on their own work, and many pieces convey nostalgia, admiration and gratitude. Arata Isozaki discusses Le Corbusier's death by drowning in relation to his vision: "the sea was the substance of motive force that provoked all of his imagination by permeating every detail of his body." Ricardo Legorreta describes studying under Jos‚ Villagr n at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. With 200 elegant photos...

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