di Sarah Zahradnik
Once the capital of the Aztec Empire, Mexico City has continuously evolved over the centuries to become one of the largest megalopolises in the world. The exuberant metropolis of the present day can be seen as a patchwork of Aztec, Hispanic, and contemporary Western cultures. This guide not only covers large-scale projects such as the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the site of vibrant, mural-covered buildings by some of the nation’s leading architects from the 1950s. It also highlights lesser-known gems such as striking modernist chapels and cutting-edge commercial buildings.
This expanded edition explores the work of internationally renowned architect Luis Barragán in detail and features an introduction to contemporary architecture in Mexico. With its array of more than 200 images and its detailed maps, Architectural Guide Mexico City takes readers on an exhaustive tour of the finest buildings and monuments from across this vast megalopolis.
– with contributions from Elizabeth Espinosa Dorantes, Christof A. Göbel, Inka Humann, Carsten Krohn, and Adlai Pulido
Veste editoriale: Softcover
Immagini a colori-b/n: 250
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