Mexican homes of today
Shows the development and emergence in modern form of today's Mexican home. The emphasis is on current trends -- contemporary houses plus views of gardens, pools, doors, furniture and architectural details. Incorporated are the plans of 6 homes, two from San Miguel de Allende, a high town to the north; two from the incomparable climatic region of Cuernavaca; and two overlooking the breath-taking, beautiful harbour or Acapulco. The range covers alterations as well as recently constructed houses, both exteriors and interiors. Interlaced are views of other outstanding contemporary homes, together with a comprehensive potpourri of those incidentals which lend so much charm to the Mexican scene of today.
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DINING ROOMS STUDIES 7 14 15 67 109 140 162 178 184
SALAS ESTANCIAS Living Rooms Formal Informal 18 28
DOORS 21 22 23 38 56 65 70 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103
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17th century Acapulco Acapulco Bay alberca architect architectural designer Artes de Mexico background balusters Baroque blue brass brick brown cancela cantera carved stone Casa Yara ceiling beams Christ Churrigueresque color concha Cuernavaca curves cushions decorative doors entrance Erongaricuaro estancia estofado facade floor flowers frame furniture garden Giorgio Belloli glass glazed gold-leafed gray green Guanajuato Guillermo Zamora hang Hans-Joachim von Block Home of Giorgio Home of Hans-Joachim Home of Humberto Home of Jose Humberto Arellano Garza inches high iron Jardines del Pedregal Jeanne Valentine Jose Trinidad lantern Luis Barragan Marfil masonry masonry wall Mexican Miguel de Allende mirror Moorish Morelia motifs Oaxaca original painted panels patio pattern Photographs by Cuillermo pink cantera planting Plateresque pool pottery rear recessed Rivera roof Rosa Covarrubias Saint sala San Miguel shades silver soffit Spanish stair Taxco terrace Theodore Dreier tile Toluca Villegas wood wrought-iron yellow