Description - Mexico City: Architectural Guide by Sarah Zahradnik

This updated second-edition of the guide takes readers through this magnificent city, and includes two new essays presenting the legacy of the architect Luis Barragan and contemporary architecture in Mexico.

Mexico City has withstood enormous changes throughout its history. Once the capital of the Aztec Empire, it has continuously evolved over the centuries to become one of the largest megalopolises in the world. The exuberant metropolis of the present day can be seen as a patchwork of Aztec, Hispanic, and contemporary Western cultures. Both local and internationally renowned artists and architects have brought their talents to this capital, which has also been the site of large-scale urban projects such as the construction of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The city has also been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, thanks to its wealth of artworks and innovative designs. The entries are illustrated with 230 photographs, drawings, and maps.

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