Luis Barragán, His House [Translated from the Spanish]
Mexico City: Editorial RM, 2011. First English language edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (12-1/4" x 10"). Purple cloth spine lettered in white, over glossy color photo boards. With the original acetate dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with interior and exterior photos (most in color), as well as numerous portraits of Barragan (1902-1968). Bound in at rear are printed yellow overlays of ground plans and architectural elevations of his house. Edition limited to 1,400 copies. Text in English.
"Luis Barragan was without a doubt the most important Mexican architect of the twentieth century. The Pritzker Prize, the 'Noble' of architecture, awarded to him in 1980, testifies to the quality and great importance of his work." (Foreword by Armando Chavez Cervantes)
Contents: Foreword / Armando Chávez Cervantes -- Background to the house in Tacubaya / Daniel Garza Usabiaga -- The house of Luis Barragán : device for an epiphany / Juan Palomar -- Casa Luis Barragán : [photographs] -- The Pritzker Architecture Prize 1980 laureate acceptance speech / Luis Barragán -- The ethics of an aesthetic : the city and the house / Alfonso Alfaro -- Plans -- Chronology. Fine. Item #50919