Diego Rivera y el Sistema Lerma Water, Source of Life on Earth: Diega Rivera and the Lerma System
Eduardo Vazquez, Miquel Adrià (Ed.)
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the restoration of two of Diego Rivera’s most important yet little-known works: his mural, Water, Source of Life on Earth, and the Tlaloc Fountain, dedicated to the Aztec god of rain, water and fertility and fed by a stream dating to pre-Hispanic times. Located in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, the mural and fountain were built during a 1950-52 overhaul of Mexico City’s waterworks. Over the years, they fell into disrepair and the water source was cut off. In 2010, after a comprehensive restoration, these two lively works were re-opened to the public. The texts and images featured here create a virtual x-ray of the biggest urban park in Mexico and its role in providing potable water to the mega-metropolis. Includes analysis from urban-planning, architectural, artistic and social perspectives. Informative texts by Cynthia Aguirre, Ariel Guzik, Jorge Legorreta, Daniel Vargas, Eduardo Vázquez and others.
7 x 9 1/2 inches/ 192 pp/ 63 b&w, 100 color
Retail Price: $37.50
MUSEO DE HISTORIA NATURAL Y CULTURA AMBIENTAL, MEXICO
Swiss Housing Projects
The young architecture firm Felix Partners in Zürich is made up of life partners Peter and Rahel Felixóhe. He is an architect; she is a designer and marketing planner. The partners’ core concept is that architecture and design should encompass the entire value chain of a construction project—from real estate assessment and project development to financing, marketing and interior design. This extensively illustrated book is not intended as a classic retrospective of their innovative partnership, but as a demonstration of their process-oriented approach. Showcasing 13 recent projects (both built and not built), the book includes plans, maps, elevations and renderings and features interviews with developers and project residents.
Retail Price: $95.00