México, D.F: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, CONACULTA; Editorial RM, 2006. b/w and color plates, plans, elevations, draws., mes. draws., facs., bibls., color pict. boards. OCLC: 85536189. Item #83980
The present edition graphically documents the design, construction and installation of the mega main public library Biblioteca de México "José Vasconcelos" located in Mexico City. In 2001 a transformation project of the Biblioteca de México proposal had three main actions: the restoration of the La Ciudadela building, the construction of a more modern and larger building and the establishment of an interchange network between the public libraries in Mexico and where the new library was to be the central node of a national network. The new library that includes surrounding botanical garden was a project by architect Alberto Kalach and was constructed adjacent to the Buenavista train station in the historical downtown area. A final section follows the artistic and technical process of artist Gabriel Orozco and his work team for the construction of the project Matrix Móvil (Mobile Matrix), a suspended installation of graphite painting on a salvaged whale skeleton done in 2006 that hangs in the central area of the library. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXT.