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JOYRIDE: AN ARCHITECT'S JOURNEY TO MEXICO'S ANCIENT AND COLONIAL PLACES. David C. Martin. ORO Editions, Novato, 2017. 300 pp. with 234 ills. (206 col.). 22 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781939621733 In English.
Publisher's description: 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" work, as it built its own success and a new urban identity, as well as contributed to the sense of dynamic optimism suffusing the region. Today many of the firm's works have been designated historic-cultural monuments. These include some of Los Angeles's most significant civic and academic buildings, churches, corporate headquarters, museums, science laboratories, homes, and residential neighborhoods. Still towering over them all, visually and conceptually, is City Hall, which Martin's grandfather collaborated on, finishing it in 1928.
Indexing: Western, Latin America, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America — Mexico — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 178695
Hardcover $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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