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Contemporary Mexican Design and Architecture / Khristaan Villela, Ellen Bradbury, Logan Wagner

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$50.00 hardcover 1-58685-088-1November 10 x 10 in, 200 pp, 175 Color Photographs, 20 Black & White Photographs, Rights: W, Architecture The architecture of Mexico is some of the most striking and vivid of any in the world, characterized by open spaces, garden living, and vibrant colors. In the mid-twentieth century, renowned architects like Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz began to incorporate Euro-American Modernist design into the existing Mexican landscape and color scheme, creating a unique and exhilarating new design style in Mexico. Contemporary Mexican Design features the clean Modernist designs of Isaac Broid, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, and Abraham Zabludovsky, as well as the passionate color of Jorge Alessio Robles and Jose Iturbe. Khristaan Villela is director of the Thaw Art History Center and assistant professor of Art History at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in the history of art. He lives in Santa Fe. Ellen Bradbury Reid has worked throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico. She has a master's degree from the University of New Mexico and has worked at the Beinecke Library at Yale University on the papers of Mabel Dodge Luhan. She lives in Sante Fe, where she is currently the director of Recursos de Santa Fe. Logan Wagner is an architect and builder with extensive knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Mexican architecture. He was raised and educated in Mexico, where he studied anthropology and architecture before coming to the United States to obtain a doctorate in architectural history from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin.

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Representative homes built by 12 architects working in Mexico are profiled with text and numerous color photographs. Modernism as well as the natural and human environment of Mexico influences all the architects profiled. Categorized under the headings colorists, personal visions, and functionalists, the profilees include Jorge Robles, Agust<'i>n, Hern<'a>ndez, Abraham Zambludovksy. Isaac Broid, Carlos Santos Maldonado, and J.B. Johnson. Also included is an introductory chapter that discusses the history of Mexican design from the Aztecs to the Modernists.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Representative homes built by 12 architects working in Mexico are profiled with text and numerous color photographs. Modernism as well as the natural and human environment of Mexico influences all the architects profiled. Categorized under the headings colorists, personal visions, and functionalists

Synopsis:

The architecture of Mexico is some of the most striking and vivid of any in the world, characterized by open spaces, garden living, and vibrant colors. In the mid-twentieth century, renowned architects like Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz began to incorporate Euro-American Modernist design into the existing Mexican landscape and color scheme, creating a unique and exhilarating new design style in Mexico. Contemporary Mexican Design features the clean Modernist designs of Isaac Broid, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, and Abraham Zabludovsky, as well as the passionate color of Jorge Alessio Robles and Jose de Yturbe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586850883
Author:
Villela, Khristaan
Author:
Wagner, Logan
Author:
Bradbury, Ellen
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Location:
Salt Lake City
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Architect-designed houses
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191).
Series Volume:
107-3
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.88x10.64x.86 in. 2.99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Representative homes built by 12 architects working in Mexico are profiled with text and numerous color photographs. Modernism as well as the natural and human environment of Mexico influences all the architects profiled. Categorized under the headings colorists, personal visions, and functionalists
"Synopsis" by , The architecture of Mexico is some of the most striking and vivid of any in the world, characterized by open spaces, garden living, and vibrant colors. In the mid-twentieth century, renowned architects like Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz began to incorporate Euro-American Modernist design into the existing Mexican landscape and color scheme, creating a unique and exhilarating new design style in Mexico. Contemporary Mexican Design features the clean Modernist designs of Isaac Broid, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, and Abraham Zabludovsky, as well as the passionate color of Jorge Alessio Robles and Jose de Yturbe.
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