Abstract Neo-Plasticity and Its Architectural Manifestation in the Luis Barragan House/Studio of 1947

Jin-Ho Park; Hong-Kyu Lee; Young-Ho Cho; Kyung-Sun Lee
January 2009
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2009, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p71
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the concept of abstract neo-plasticity and its architectural manifestation in the Luis Barragan House/Studio in Guadalajara, Mexico of 1947. It states that Barragan's architecture responds to the contextual and natural inheritance of Mexican art signifying a new residential dwelling on modernity. It notes that Barragan offered a utopian vision of the unification of the vernacular Mexican style with architectural purity and simplicity.


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