Barragan. Armando Salas Portugal photographs of the architecture of Luis Barragán

Barragan. Armando Salas Portugal photographs of the architecture of Luis Barragán
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Contributions by Ernest H. Brooks II, Ignacio Diaz Morales, Ricardo Legorreta, Armando Salas Portugal, and Massimo Vignelli. Photographs by Armando Salas Portugal.

New York. Rizzoli. 1992. Hardback, dust jacket. 167 pages. Profusely illustrated with full-page colour and b&w photographs by Armando Salas Portugal of Barragán's architecture. 31 x 24mm (1ź x 1"). 1.4kg. English. Fine.

Armando Salas Portugal was Barragán's official photographer for most of his career. His photographs, generously reproduced here, capture the atmosphere and beauty of Barragán's buildings. 'Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was Mexico's great modern master. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barragán quickly discarded architecture's International Style and went on to create works that show a respect for nature, a sensitivity to regional influence - he frequently used adobe, stucco, and unfinished wood - and, in his later works a reliance on intense colors. This monograph documents all of Barragán's important commissions, most of which are located in and around Mexico City, including El Pedregal...; the Towers of Satellite City; San Cristobal stable, pools, and house; the Gilardi house; the Barragán house; and the residential subdivision Las Arboledas.' (from the blurb).