A sensation: the works of Fred Sandback, embedded for the first time into the buildings by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán
Fred Sandback (1943–2003), a prominent Minimalist artist, and the Pritzker Prize winning architect Luis Barragán (1902–1988) shared an interest in the properties of light and color, which they considered central to their practices.
In 2016 sculptures by the artist were temporarily installed in the architect’s Casa Luis Barragán, Casa Antonio Gálvez, Cuadra San Cristóbal, and Casa Gilardi. The resulting interplay was documented in remarkable photographs and is presented for the first time in this publication with essays by Barragán Foundation Director Federica Zanco and curator Daniel Garza Usabiaga, as well as a conversation between architect Roger Duffy, artist Amavong Panya, curator Lilian Tone, and art historian Edward Vazquez.
007 The Properies of Light
009 Luis Barragán and Fred Sandback; The Attraction of Opposites – Federica Zanco
013 The Sculptural Character of Luis Barragán’s Architecture – Daniel Garza Usabiaga
023 The Physicality of Color: Luis Barragán and Fred Sandback – Roger Duffy, Amavong Panya, Lilian Tone, Edward Vazquez
039 Casa Luis Barragán
053 Casa Antonio Gálvez
069 Cuadra San Cristóbal
095 Casa Gilardi