Luis Barragán

A photographic tribute to Mexico's most celebrated architect by the Magnum photographer.

René Burri


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  • A photographic tribute to Mexico's most celebrated architect, Pritzker Prize-winning Luis Barragán (1902-88)
  • Acclaimed photographer René Burri visited Barragán throughout the 1960s and 1970s; his photographs capture the essence of Barragán's architecture
  • Burri's photographs reflect forms inspired by the vernacular style of Mexico, Barragán's love of Moorish architecture, and a desire for spiritual beauty and harmony with nature
  • An enchanting book uniting two powerful visions - photographer and architect

In The Press

'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(s)

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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