México, D.F. Trilce Ediciones; Secretaría de Cultura, 2018. b/w and color plates, ports., facs., cat., bibliographical references, color pict. fldg. wrps. Item #111593
Pedro Friedeberg is a unique artist and perhaps the last representative of surrealism, however, the validity of his work is indisputable. From his architectural studies and a protest against functionalism, he established anti-architecture as one of his main lines of work. Throughout these pages we will find the furniture that has given this artist international fame: canvases of architectural fantasies with references to tantric writing, the Aztec codices, Catholicism, Hinduism, the symbols of the occult, as well as the distinctive features of the eccentric and very peculiar style of Friedeberg's work. The work explores Friedeberg's work and thought about his obsession with the housing space of the house, furniture and objects without function, through illustrated articles by noted researchers. In this book, even the most rigorously documented texts are crossed by the cramp and disintegration produced by the work of this great international artist. CONTENTS: Fábulas de la mística urbana / Dan Cameron -- Casa irracional / Alejandro Sordo Guzmán -- Topografías delirantes / José Ignacio Prao Feliu -- Las casas de Pedro Friedeberg / Karen Corero Reiman.