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Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive

Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive
Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive, Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch
Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch

Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán - considered one of Mexico's greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán's personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. "It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public." Read the full article here, "Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy".

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Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz
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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/446133/mexico-and-swizterland-in-tug-of-war-over-famed-architect-s-archive-luis-barragan/> ISSN 0719-8884
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