Joyride: An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places


An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places

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ISBN10: 1939621739 ISBN13: 9781939621733 Contributors: Woodard, Stephanie Publisher: Oro Editions Published: Jul 15 2017 Pages: 299 Weight: 2.16lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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In this book, architect David Martin reflects on and illustrates his visits to the ancient and colonial-era places of Mexico. In Baja and on the mainland, Martin immersed himself in a millennia-old culture that has transformed over the centuries yet maintained an outsized and magical exuberance. Martin is best known for designing iconic buildings that define the Los Angeles skyline, including the soaring and elegant Figueroa at Wilshire (formerly Sanwa Bank Plaza) and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the witty and curvaceous Wilshire Grand Center. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he represents the third generation of architects to join his family’s century-!old business, AC Martin. Historian Kevin Starr has lauded the firm’s “prophetic

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