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Barrag N

Author : Danièle Pauly
ISBN : UOM:39015056813374
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mexican architect Luis Barrag n (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, Dani le Pauly, provides an overview of his life and his architectural oeuvre. Chronologically she delineates in detail the biography of Barrag n, his Mexican roots, the Mediterranean influences, his Functionalist period, and finally the steps to maturity as a consummate architect. All Barrag n's significant buildings are documented comprehensively and analysed in the light of his life. This is enhanced with attractive illustrations all of which reveal Barrag n's masterly, almost magical touch with space and shadow, walls and colour. This publication celebrates Barrag n's undeniably important contribution to world architecture with a distinct new clarity.

Barrag N

Author : Luis Barragán
ISBN : 156898085X
Genre : Architects
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Translated from Spanish, Exhibition catalog.

Contemporary Mexican Architecture

Author : Sandy Baum
ISBN : 0764346024
Genre : Architecture
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Mexico's contemporary architecture was inspired by the vision of Luis Barragán, one of Mexico's most influential 20th century architects. This unique book showcases the original work of 26 contemporary Mexican architects, with a wide variety of impressive architectural designs. Containing over 360 full colour photographs and architectural plans, it takes readers into a world of creativity and beauty, a world whose roots go back centuries. These same architects succeed in creating their own version of modernism, imbuing it with the warmth and vibrancy of their native Mexico, featuring clean lines and raw colour combinations. Yet their work is infused with a modern ingenuity all their own. Each architect's work is featured in a dedicated chapter showing one of their recent projects. Today's Mexican architects, both young and old, bring a new level of creativity to Mexico's architectural tradition.

Barragan The Complete Works

Author : Luis Barragán
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173016241339
Genre : Architecture
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Mexican architect Luis Barragan (1902-88) was one of the twentieth centurys 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 Barragans work (102 buildings and 12 additional projects) contains new photographs and an updated bibliography. Its intelligent analyses and superb illustrations demonstrate the complexity and scope of this genius, as both an architect and a landscape designer. Barragan The Complete Works collects over 300 illustrations including Barragans drawings; photographs of his work; re-drawn plans, elevations, and scale models of important projects; texts by Alvaro Siza, Antonio Toca, and J. M. Buendia, as well as an essay by Barragan himself; and an unabridged transcription of his Pritzker Prize acceptance speech. this book is the essential compendium on the work of this great master architect.

Design Book Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015035291072
Genre : Architectural design
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Identity By Design

Author : Georgia Butina-Watson
ISBN : 9781136396960
Genre : Architecture
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In a world of increasing globalisation, where one high street becomes interchangeable with the next, Identity by Design addresses the idea of place-making and the concept of identity, looking at how these things can be considered as an integral part of the design process. Structured around a series of case studies including Prague, Mexico, Malaysia and Boston, the authors discuss an array of design approaches to explain and define the complex interrelated concepts. The concluding sections of the book suggest ideas for practical application in future design processes. With full colour images throughout, this book takes the discussion of place-identity to the next level, and will be valuable reading for all architects, urban designers, planners and landscape architects.

Modern Architecture In Mexico City

Author : Kathryn E. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0822944626
Genre : Architecture
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Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects created profoundly visual modern buildings intended to convey Mexico's unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country's architectural history and transformed the capital into a metropolis where new buildings that evoked pre-conquest, colonial, and International Style architecture coexisted. Through an exploration of schools, a university campus, a government ministry, a workers' park, and houses for Diego Rivera and Luis Barragán, Kathryn O'Rourke offers a new interpretation of modern architecture in the Mexican capital, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform. This book demonstrates why creating a distinctively Mexican architecture captivated architects whose work was formally dissimilar, and how that concern became central to the profession.

Cruelty And Utopia

Author : Jean-François Lejeune
ISBN : 9781568984896
Genre : Architecture
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This landmark collection of illustrated essays explores the vastly underappreciated history of America's other cities -- the great metropolises found south of our borders in Central and South America. Buenos Aires, So Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Havana, Santiago, Rio, Tijuana, and Quito are just some of the subjects of this diverse collection. How have desires to create modern societies shaped these cities, leading to both architectural masterworks (by the likes of Luis Barragn, Juan O'Gorman, Lcio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx, Carlos Ral Villanueva, and Lina Bo Bardi) and the most shocking favelas? How have they grappled with concepts of national identity, their colonial history, and the continued demands of a globalized economy? Lavishly illustrated, Cruelty and Utopia features the work of such leading scholars as Carlos Fuentes, Edward Burian, Lauro Cavalcanti, Fernando Oayrzn, Roberto Segre, and Eduardo Subirats, along with artwork ranging from colonial paintings to stills from Chantal Akerman's film From the Other Side. Also included is a revised translation of Spanish King Philip II's influential planning treatise of 1573, the "Laws of the Indies," which did so much to define the form of the Latin American city.

Water In Landscape Architecture

Author : Craig S. Campbell
ISBN : 0442215894
Genre : Water in landscape architecture
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Carlos Ra L Villanueva

Author : Paulina Villanueva
ISBN : 1568982046
Genre : Architecture
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The work of Latin American architects has long been overlooked; our new series brings to light the neglected master architects of Central and South America. The first title in the series presents Venezuelan architect Carlos Raul Villanueva, one of the great modernists of the twentieth century. Villanuevas work synthesizes the radical ideals of modernism with the more traditional solutions to local conditions of climate and light. Villanueva studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris during the 1920s, where he was strongly influenced by the work of Le Corbusier, his mentor. His return to Caracas coincided with an economic boom in Venezuela, beginning a thirty-year period of unbounded optimism that allowed for major urban growth and modernization throughout the country. Villanueva designed a number of projects for the growing city of Caracas, most notably the Central University of Venezuela, which encompasses almost 100 buildings. Villanueva's plan for the university campus, his design for the Venezuela Pavilion at the 1937 International Exhibition in Paris, and numerous other structures are thoroughly detailed through photographs, plans, and text in this colorful monograph. Future titles in the Latin American Masters series will include Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona, and Mendes da Rocha.

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