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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; ... edition (30 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714839604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714839608
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.3 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 514,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'In this slim and refreshingly unassuming volume, Swiss photographer René Burri seeks to interpret the essence of legendary Mexican artist and architect Luis Barragán's work and, in the process, creates something approaching a work of art in its own right … On the whole, 'Barragán by Burri' puts one in mind of some of Georgia O'Keefe's most rigorous canvasses - which cast a hypnotic spell, putting the reader in a quasi-meditative mood. Among recent publications, perhaps one of the most perfect gifts to give to someone else - or to treat yourself to.' (Lürzer's International Archive)

'The photos are well captured, the mood peaceful and calm. It is in effect, a very well laid out book. Anyone with a love of design or architecture will enjoy browsing through this book, reading the quotes, studying the photos, and also gaining a good insight into the mind of Luis Barragán … A lovely ode to Luis Barragán's work and some beautiful architectural visuals.' (Feng Shui for Modern Living)

About the Author

Photographer and film-maker René Burri was born in Switzerland and studied at the Zurich School of Art. At the age of 23 he published his first story in Life magazine and three years later, in 1959 he became a full member of the now legendary photo agency Magnum. A monograph that charts his entire career is also published by Phaidon.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Mar. 2002
Format: Hardcover
A brief and look at some of barrigan's works with a few philosiphical notes here and there. Very nice photographs, definately for inspiration rather than research.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good, Not Great 16 Jun. 2000
By Brian Anderson - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There are some very beautiful photographs and thought abstactions from the master, but this is not specifically an architectural peice of literature, as I expected it to be. It does capture some intriguing spacial conditions, but the artistic context appears in more of photographical context.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Barragan "Teaser" At Best 25 Oct. 2001
By J. Duncan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a short, quirky little book, that reads more like a short book of poetry than a book on architecture or on the great architect luis barragan. It does have a few enticing pictures of his works and a few lines that offer insights into barragan's character. But it's hardly a definitive or essential work. Barragan fanatics probably want it for the collection. Fans but non-fanatics should look elsewhere.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely stunning book! 27 May 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in works by Mexican architects, like the recent AIA award winner Legorreta, this book is a must-have. It's filled with beautiful photographs of Barragan's works. The book is an artwork by itself. Phaidon scores again!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Spirit of Luis Barragan 6 Dec. 2005
By Architecture Student - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This small book is a great realisation of the spirit contained within the architecture of Luis Barragan. If one thing can be said, it allows us to see what Luis saw, and not necessarily what he did, the theme of which defined a quote that was included in the book. Rene Burri has done a great job of allowing us to see what Luis saw and give us an introduction to the essential nature of his architecture. It is a book whose simplicity allows the characteristics of poetry and beauty to be conveyed in a decidedly rich manner without the need for an overabundance of photographs. Barragan seemed to be more concerned about the spirit of his architecture than the architecture itself and this book cetainly conveys that. Top Stuff!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great pics 12 April 2013
By Thomas Carmona - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The product shipped well. No damage. It was exactly what I was looking for, good pics and some light information
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