México, D.F: El Colegio Nacional, 2007. b/w and color plates, plans, elevations diags., meas. draws., diags., tbls., ind., bibls., cloth boards. Item #86093
Well-known architect José Villagrán García (b. México 1901-1982) is considered the unquestionable pioneer of modern architecture in México and along with architects Enrique del Moral, Mauricio Campos, Marcial Gutiérrez Camarena and Francisco Arce was responsible for the radical changes of the new architecture of nationalistic orientation of the post-Revolutionary Mexico. This first volume of his major work represents the most important study of architecture theory in Mexico during the 20th century and was the text book of many successful generations of architects. In it Villagrán (strongly influenced by Le Corbusier) revolutionizes the practice of architecture, reconsidering the aesthetic objective of the profession for a more humanistic approach where "man represents the center and media of his own work: architecture". LIMITED EDITION OF 1000.