Luis Barragan's Architecture: return to the origins

Arenal, Monica del, Alcala, Horacio and Godard, Nicolás (2008) Luis Barragan's Architecture: return to the origins. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Luis Barragán, an icon of contemporary architecture, received the Pritzker Prize in 1980. His work is considered ‘as a sublime act of poetic imagination’. Barragán used to reflect about the vanishing of the words Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, as well as the concepts of Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement in architecture publications, and said that: ‘All these words have nestled in my soul, and though I am fully aware that I have not done them complete justice in my work, they have never ceased to be my guiding lights.’ Nowadays several works of the architect are in franc abandonment, decay or limited accessibility. His work has plenty of references on traditional Mexican architecture, made with local and humble materials and comprises a depurated fusion of the conception of space from The Maghreb and Andalusia region. His intellectual influences and inspiring travels are the clue towards the comprehension and adequate transmission of the relevance of his work. What are we doing in order to spread his legacy?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Arenal, Monica del
Alcala, Horacio
Godard, Nicolás
Languages: English
Keywords: contemporary architecture; architect; Luis Barragan; modern architecture; biography
Subjects: C. ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
C. ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 24. Significant personalities (heritage related to-)
C. ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 17:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
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