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Finding Aid for the Luis Barragan papers, 1972-1989 0000218
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Arrangement note

  • Title: Luis Barragan papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000218
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1989
    creator: Georges, Alexandre
    creator: Luis Barragán, 1902-1988
    creator: Salas Portugal, Armando


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2011.

    Preferred Citation note

    Luis Barragan papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Luis Barragan was born in 1902 in Guadaljara. Barragan studied engineering at university but was never formally trained as an architect. He was the principal of his own firm in Mexico City, producing work only in Mexico. Luis Barragan died in 1988. Over the course of his career, he is most well-known for his house in Mexico City and the exclusive housing development called Jardines del Pedregal in the lava fields of El Pedregal de San Angel.

    Scope and Content note

    Photographs of Luis Barragan's buildings and an exhibition brochure are accompanied by a letter from Barragan to Paul Mills at the Santa Barbara Art Museum, 1972.

    Arrangement note

    Collection is arranged in one series.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Luis Barragán, 1902-1988
    Photographic prints