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Legorreta

Legorreta

Author: Lourdes Legorreta
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The definitive monograph on the legendary Mexican architecture firm known for its soulful, sensual modernism. Although architect Ricardo Legorreta has been often labeled a high modernist, his buildings and that of his firm are rooted in the traditional architecture of his native Mexico. Best known for geometric and planar buildings with stucco walls, painted in reds and coppers, yellows, purples, and blues, the classic Mexican house plan is a recurrent theme in Legorreta's oeuvre, with courtyards, water features, and arcades playing a prominent role. A protege of the modernist master Luis Barragan, Legorreta founded his own studio in 1964 and was joined in the early 1990s by his son Victor, when the firm became Legorreta + Legorreta. Legorreta features more than thirty projects from the past decade, ranging from an elegant residence in Beverly Hills and a seaside retreat in Greece to condominiums in Acapulco and houses in Mexico City. The book also includes major commercial, institutional, and educational projects in the United States, Mexico, Qatar, Kenya, and Guatemala.

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General Fields

  • : 9780847846146
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : September 2015
  • : 305mm X 305mm
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 300
  • : Lourdes Legorreta
  • : 250 colour and black and white illustrations
  • : Hardback