The Life and Work of Luis Barragán 1902–1988 (Rizzoli, 1996) gives a biographical portrait of the master of “emotional architecture”. The book has been authored by José Ma Buendía Júlbez, Juan Palomar, and Guillermo Eguiarte.
Luis Barragán is an icon of contemporary architecture – a genuis of color, light, walls, the garden, the tower, the rooftop, he has influenced an entire generation of current architects, not least of them his one-time collaborator Ricardo Legorreta. Admirers of his work note its serenity, its harmony. In 1979, when Barragán was presented the Pritzker Prize, his work was referred to as a “a sublime act of the poetic imagination.” It is this aspect of Barragán’s work that is presented in The Life and Work of Luis Barragán, a biographical portrait that reveals Barragán as a master of what he himself called “emotional architecture.”
Barragán’s impressions and influences are recorded here, from his early years in Guadalajara to his work in Mexico City, and his highly inspiring travels in the Alhambra, the villages of Greece, and northern Africa. His refection of the concepts of Le Corbusier and the International Style, and his embrace of the ideas of the French intellectual, painter, and landscape architect Ferdinand Bac provide a valuable framework for understanding both the theory and form of Barragán’s oeuvre.
– José Ma Buendía Júlbez, Juan Palomar, and Guillermo Eguiarte, The Life and Work of Luis Barragán 1902–1988 (Rizzoli, 1996)
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs of Barragán’s colourful architecture as well as black-and-white photos from personal archives.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings; only some slight toning on their edges. The binding shows no signs of weakening. The dust jacket is in great shape; no visible signs of use.