'Phoenix Papers' On Luis Barragan Captured Magic Between Mexico, Arizona

Published: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 4:14pm
Updated: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:33am

In Arizona, it’s very likely you know about one famous architect.

Born at the turn of the 20th century and celebrated worldwide — even without any formal architecture training — his style celebrated a social rebelliousness years ahead of his time, and respected the exterior and landscapes just as much as interior spaces.

In the late-90s, he was the subject of an ASU symposium, compiled in a book titled “The Phoenix Papers.”

But it’s not Frank Lloyd Wright we’re talking about. This international symposium and the accolades were focused on another architect: Luis Barragan of Mexico City, and "The Phoenix Papers" captured a moment of magic between the capital cities of Mexico and Arizona. The Show’s Paige Phelps has more.

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