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Description - Ricardo Legorreta by John V. Mutlow

Ricardo Legorreta is the most renowned architect working in Mexico today, and his signature use of brilliant saturated reds, purples and yellows, thick textured walls of stucco and plaster, and mysterious, light-filled spaces has earned him a devoted following and a distinguished international reputation. This handsome, long-awaited monograph on Legoretta - the only one available in English - showcases 25 of the architect's most recent and celebrated projects in Mexico, Texas and California, with stunning colour photography throughout and extensive coverage of nine private houses, most of which have never been published before. Large-format photographs and beautiful layouts highlight Legoretta's highly personal aesthetic: a combination of abstracted traditional Mexican architectural elements and a thoroughly modern sense of design. The famous Camino Real hotels in Mexico City and Ixtapa, vacation houses in the exclusive Valle de Bravo area of Mexico, and Rancho Santa Fe and Sonoma County, California; the house of actor Ricardo Montalban and the well-known Greenberg House in Los Angeles; the new Municipal Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua; El Papalote Children's Museum and the National Centre for the Arts, both in Mexico City; the new San Antonio Library in Texas, and several buildings in Monterrey, Mexico: the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Monterrey Library and city library, and an office complex designed to house an impressive collection of Mexican art and sculpture are among the many spectacular achievements portrayed. An introduction and an interview with Legoretta, a list of projects and a bibliography provide background and insight into this architect's prolific career. This monograph should be highly sought after by architects, students and devotees of interior design and Mexican art and architecture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500341544
ISBN-10: 0500341540
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 280mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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