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Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions
     

Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions

by Verna Cook Shipway, Warren Shipway
 

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Houses of Mexico delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to extensive coverage of the architecture of the houses, the book shows other spatial and decorative elements, including iron gates and grilles that give an atmosphere of seclusion;

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Houses of Mexico delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to extensive coverage of the architecture of the houses, the book shows other spatial and decorative elements, including iron gates and grilles that give an atmosphere of seclusion; stairways that seem to grow out of the walls without any support; and old paintings, combs, ceramics, and character figures used in festivals, as well as ancient pre-Columbian figurines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589796430
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Verna Cook Shipway attended the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and Columbia University's School of Architecture.

Warren Shipway received his graduate degree in engineering from Princeton. The Shipways are the authors of six other books on Mexican architecture and furnishings.

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