Houses of Puebla: The Cradle of Mexican Architecture

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Vendome Press, 1998 - Architecture - 223 pages
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Puebla, perhaps the most enchanting colonial city of Mexico, was proclaimed "a heritage of humankind" by UNESCO in 1988, in view of its historical importance and architectural splendor. Puebla's houses have a rich past, blending pre-Hispanic and colonial roots with early Mudejar and later 19th-century French influence into a highly distinctive style. This book brings the reader into the typical houses of Mexico's Mixteca region -- into haciendas, quaint kitchens of old convents, Viceregal houses, and homes houses, and homes built during the reign of Porfirio Diaz. It will delight travelers, architects, and designers.

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Marie-Pierre colle is the author or co-author of several books, including Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo and Mexico: Houses of the Pacific. Of Mexican-French heritage, she began her career as a journalist in New York and has worked for such magazines as Vogue, House & Garden, and Conde Nast Traveler. She currently resides in Mexico.
Alfonso Alfaro is the director of the Institute of Investigation of Artes de Mexico. A doctor of anthropology at the Sorbonne, he is the author or coauthor of several books published in Mexico.

Urquiza is one of Mexico's leading photographers.

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