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BARRAGAN: Armando Salas Portugal photographs of the architecture of Luis Barragán Luis Barragán

BARRAGAN: Armando Salas Portugal photographs of the architecture of Luis Barragán

Luis Barragán

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ISBN : 9780847814824
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168 pages
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From the jacket:Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was Mexico’s great modern master. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barragán quickly discarded architecture’s International Style and went on to create works that show a respect for nature, a sensitivity toMoreFrom the jacket:Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was Mexico’s great modern master. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barragán quickly discarded architecture’s International Style and went on to create works that show a respect for nature, a sensitivity to regional influence—he frequently used adobe, stucco, and unfinished wood—and, in his later works, a reliance on intense color.This monograph documents all of Barragán’s important commissions, most of which are located in and around Mexico City, including El Pedregal, a landscaping and residential development built on 865 acres of lava desert which Barragán bought in 1944- the Towers of Satellite City (with Mathias Goeritz)- San Cristobal stable, pools, and house- the Gilardi house- the Barragán house- and the residential subdivision Las Arboledas. Among other awards, Barragán won the coveted Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1979.