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Luis Barragán

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Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was one of the most influential designers to come out of Mexico in the twentieth century. Though the power and beauty of his work in light and space has a clear regional provenance, the lessons Barragán's work teaches have made converts of an international crew of disciples including Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry. Vivid colors and textures typify his brand of the International Style, and his masterworks include the Torri Satélite towers in Mexico City, a convent in Tlálpan, his own home in Mexico City, and Folke Egerstrom House and Stables. He also worked as an urban planner and landscape architect, collaborating with Louis Kahn on the grounds of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1980 after a 1977 MoMA retrospective revived interest in his career.

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