Barragan: Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour
Mexican architect Luis Barragan (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, Danihle Pauly, provides an overview of his life and his architectural oeuvre. Chronologically she delineates in detail the biography of Barragan, his Mexican roots, the Mediterranean influences, his Functionalist period, and finally the steps to maturity as a consummate architect. All Barragan's significant buildings are documented comprehensively and analysed in the light of his life. This is enhanced with attractive illustrations all of which reveal Barragan's masterly, almost magical touch with space and shadow, walls and colour. This publication celebrates Barragan's undeniably important contribution to world architecture with a distinct new clarity.
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