The primary aim of this book is to explore the roots of Barragán's language, in particular by clarifying his position in relation to the European modern movement. We shall also be elaborating on the role played by Ferdinand Bac in Barragán's architectural development, and shall attempt to show how Barragán's work in first and foremost Mexican, even though in contains a wide range of influences. Sun, shadow and colour ⎯traditional Mexican components⎯ form the main characteristics of Luis Barragán's architectural and landscape works, as do water, greenery, volcanic rock, and the Mexican soil. One the principal goals underpinning the research of this was to study Barragán's work from the angle of the desing process, with a view to illustrating how this process embodies the underlying essence of the architectural experience; in other words, how it forms a synthesis of space, light, colour and materials.
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PAULY, Danièle. Barragán. Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2004, 231 p.