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Contemporary Mexican Architecture: Continuing the Heritage of Luis Barragán

Contemporary Mexican Architecture: Continuing the Heritage of Luis Barragán

Sandy Baum , with introductions by Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco, Juan Carlos Name-Sierra, and Gilberto L. Rodriguez

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Mexico’s contemporary architecture was inspired by the vision of Luis Barragán, one of Mexico’s most influential 20th century architects. This unique book showcases the original work of 26 contemporary Mexican architects, with a wide variety of impressive architectural designs. Containing over 370 full color photos and architectural plans, it takes readers into a world of creativity and beauty, a world whose roots go back centuries. These same architects succeed in creating their own version of modernism, imbuing it with the warmth and vibrancy of their native Mexico, featuring clean lines and raw color combinations. Yet their work is infused with a modern ingenuity all their own. Each architect’s work is featured in a dedicated chapter showing one of their recent projects. Today’s Mexican architects, both young and old, bring a new level of creativity to Mexico’s architectural tradition.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 363 color photos | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346026 | Binding: hard cover

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Sandy Baum received his architectural degree from Washington University’s School of Architecture in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to moving to Mexico, he was a project manager doing residential, retail and commercial construction in Arizona and California. His detail orientation drives his photography as he draws attention to items that people walk by daily and normally go unnoticed. His photographs challenge people to see with their eyes, to be more aware of their everyday surroundings. Sandy is the author of six previous books by Schiffer Publishing, four dealing with San Miguel de Allende’s architecture, details and color. His fifth book, Hammered Copper, is about Santa Clara del Cobre. His sixth book, The William Spratling Legacy, is about a gringo from New Orleans who started the silver industry in Taxco in 1930. Sandy lives in San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.