Luis Barragan 1902-1988 SPANISH EDITION
by Jose Maria Buendia Julbez, Juan Palomar, and Guillermo Eguiarte
Publisher: Editorial RM, S.A. DE C. V. Mexico 2001
Hardback with slipcover, 248 pages. Beautifully illustrated. The text is in Spanish.
Very good condition
Luis Barragan is an icon of contemporary architecture—a genius of color, light, walls, the garden, the tower, the rooftop. He influenced an entire generation of current architects, not least of them his one-time collaborator Ricardo Legorreta. Admirers of his work note its serenity and 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 Luis Barragan, a biographical portrait that reveals Barragan as a master of what he himself called "emotional architecture."
Barragan's impressions and influences are recorded here, from his early years in Guadalajara to his work in Mexico City, and his highly inspiring travels in the Alhambra, the villages of Greece, and northern Africa.
Brilliant color photographs record Barragan's vibrant work as it has never been seen before, including generous interior shots of varied projects in Guadalajara and from his Mexico City years. Barragan was perhaps first and foremost a landscape architect, and this book spotlights his gardens, and his vanguard, landscape-based approach to architecture itself—centered on the close relationship between landscape, color, and architecture in Mexico and the other lands that inspired him.
Text and photographs combine for a personal and evocative portrayal of the Mexican master that will fascinate everyone familiar with his legacy, and intrigue those who are only just discovering the power and influence of his work. The text is in Spanish.