25 Years After Luis Barragán’s Death, A Look At Mexican Modernists


fc3arch‘s insight:

This photo reminds us a bit of the artwork of Giorgio de Chirico. Architect Luis Barragan, Master of Color, Light and Space. Mexico’s most well-known architect and the symbol to its modern movement was born and raised in Guadalajara, one of seven children in a wealthy and very Catholic family. Educated as an engineer, Barragan became interested in architecture through the guidance of his school’s director, architect Augustin Besave. A crucial part of his biography was a long trip of his to France and Spain in 1925 to 1926. Impressed by the Muslim influence on architecture he saw in Spain, Barragan returned to Guadalajara and started planning and remodeling buildings with a Middle Eastern style and emphasis on color and water features.

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