Architecture in Mexico, 1900–2010
The Construction of Modernity: Works, Design and Thought
An authoritative, two-volume compendium of 20th- and 21st-century Mexican architecture
Published by TURNER.
Edited with text by Fernanda Canales. Foreword by Luis Fernández-Galiano.
This new and expanded two-volume edition of Arquine’s 2013 publication examines the multiplicity of architectural styles that have taken place in Mexico during the 20th century and through the beginning of the 21st. In an attempt to make paradigms move and reinvent themselves, history is seen as a space in which to work, placing special emphasis on the past’s relationship to architecture, theory, art, design and urbanism.
The two volumes of this massive compendium are chronologically divided into six different time periods reflecting the work of 160 architects throughout different architectural movements: the beginning of the century (1900–24); early modernity (1925–39); the heroic period (1940–68); new monumentality (1969–89); end of the century (1990–99); and the first decade of the 21st century (2000–10).
Architects include: Federico Mariscal, José Villagrán, Vicente Mendiola, Guillermo Zárraga, Roberto Álvarez Espinosa, Manuel Amábilis, Juan O’Gorman, Manuel Ortiz Monasterio, Bernardo Calderón, Luis Ávila, Juan Segura, Carlos Obregón Santillana, Luis Barragán, Enrique del Moral, Augusto Álvarez, Mario Pani, Salvador Ortega, Luis Ramos Cunningham, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Rafael Mijares, Jorge Campuzano, Ricardo Legorreta, Noé Castro, Ramiro Alatorre, Carlos Vargas, Teodoro González de León, Abraham Zabludovsky, Legorreta + Legorreta, Javier Sordo Madaleno, TEN Arquitectos and Luis Vicente Flores, among others.