México: Arquine + Editorial RM, (2004). b/w and color plates, facs., plans, map, appen., port., bio/chron., bibl., cat., ind., duo tone pict. d.j. Hardcover. (as new). Item #73271
The story of Mexican architecture in the second half of the twentieth century cannot be told without the work of Teodoro González de León (b. Mexico, 1926). His banks, civic buildings, museums and office complexes have contributed to defining the urban texture of a large part of Mexico , through a conception of monumentality in which modernity and timelessness coexist. Architect, urbanist, painter and sculptor, González de León is also a tireless promoter of architecture understood as a cultural phenomenon. This is the most complete work to-date. LIMITED EDITION OF 1500. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE. The publication of the complete works of Teodoro González de León makes it possible to take in at a single glance more than fifty years of militant commitment to the discipline, as detailed in the essays of William J.R. Curtis and Miquel Adrià. Texts by the architect himself have also been inserted into the book, like his own urban icons throughout the city, revealing the dynamism of a body of thought that reflects a constant dialectic between work and reflection. The conceptual and constructive rigor of Teodoro González de León has created a forceful and original body of work, monumental, unique, at once Mexican and universal, spanning a period of over fifty years. His architectures are conceived as assemblages, possessing a singular logic and reality: each one is a paragraph, a chapter in a story, in a method that describes how to make and to understand architecture. First edition. LIMITED EDITION OF 1500. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS.