Artwork Title: Barragan House, Mexico City, Mexico - Artist Name: Luis Barragán

Barragan House, Mexico City, Mexico

Luis Barragán, 1948

Casa Luis Barragán, built in 1948, represents one of the most internationally transcendent works of contemporary architecture, as acknowledged by the UNESCO when included in their 2004 World Heritage list. It is the only individual property in Latin America to have achieved such a distinct honor, being — as stated by the UNESCO itself — a master piece in the development of the modern movement that merges traditional and vernacular elements, as well as diverse philosophical and artistic currents throughout time, into a new synthesis. Barragán’s influence in global architecture is... [] In 1988 and 1990 Kim Zwarts photographed the complete work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The photographs were published in the monograph 'Luis Barragán - the Eye Embodied' (2006), in collaboration with Wim van den Bergh (text and drawings) and Reynoud Homan (graphic design). []

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