BN.com Gift Guide

Contemporary Mexican Design and Architecture

Overview

Mexico's architecture is characterized by open spaces, garden living, and vibrant colors that match the nation's tropical scenery. Brightly colored building facades line street after street in small country towns, as if every homeowner tried to outdo his neighbor. Contemporary Mexican Design presents homes designed by thirteen prominent architects in Mexico today. It represents a spectrum of responses to both Euroamerican Modernism and native Mexican interest in bright colors.

...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $19.99   
  • New (1) from $169.87   
  • Used (8) from $19.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$169.87
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(196)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Mexico's architecture is characterized by open spaces, garden living, and vibrant colors that match the nation's tropical scenery. Brightly colored building facades line street after street in small country towns, as if every homeowner tried to outdo his neighbor. Contemporary Mexican Design presents homes designed by thirteen prominent architects in Mexico today. It represents a spectrum of responses to both Euroamerican Modernism and native Mexican interest in bright colors.

About the Author: Khristaan Villela is director of the Thaw Art History Center and assistant professor of art history at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in the history of art. He specializes in the art and architecture of Precolumbian Mexico, and has lectured and published widely on ancient Maya art and writing and on Colonial Mexican art.

About the Author: Ellen Bradbury has worked in the southwestern United States and Mexico. She has a master's degree from the University of New Mexico and worked at the Beinecke Library at Yale University on the papers of Mabel Dodge Luhan. She has been the curator of primitive art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, and is currently the director of Recursos de Santa Fe.

About the Author: Logan Wagner is an architect and builder with extensive knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Mexican architecture. He was raised and educated in Mexico, where he studied anthropology and architecture before coming to the United States to obtain a doctorate in architectural history from the University of Texas at Austin. Wagner specializes in traditional building practices and materials.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586850883
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/1/1902
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Read an Excerpt

The focus is on houses. All of these houses have been built and are in use. Some are primary residences in urban settings; others are weekend getaways, with elements of tranquility and fantasy. These homes are build to incorporate the settings, the climate, and the materials, which are typically Mexican. But many of these design elements translate well into other situations.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)