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Houses Of Puebla: The Cradle Of Mexican Architecture.

Colle, Marie-pierre; With Photography By Ignacio Urquiza.

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ISBN 10: 0865659664 / ISBN 13: 9780865659667
Published by The Vendome Press, New York / Paris, 1998
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223 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. MEXICO. Angels inhabit this Mexican city; some are of flesh and blood, some of cantera stone, some -- those by the cathedral -- are cast of bronze, some made of sugar and some carved in gilded wood. The cherubs weep and the seraphs smile. Highly illustrated in full-color. Translated into English from the Spanish by Maki Winkelmann. (Key Words: Architecture, Marie-Pierre Colle, Angels, Ignacio Urquiza, Mexico, Puebla, Maki Winkelmann). Bookseller Inventory # 87688X1

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Title: Houses Of Puebla: The Cradle Of Mexican ...

Publisher: The Vendome Press, New York / Paris

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Puebla, perhaps the most enchanting colonial city of Mexico, was proclaimed a "heritage of humankind" by UNESCO in 1988, in view of its historical importance and architectural splendor. Puebla's houses have a rich past, blending pre-Hispanic and historical roots with early Mujedar and later 19th-century French influence into a highly distinctive style. This book brings the reader into the typical houses of Mexico's Mixteca region--into haciendas, quaint kitchens of old convents, Viceregal houses, and homes built during the reign of Porfirio Diaz. It will delight travelers, architects, and designers alike.

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Marie Pierre Colle is the author of Latin American Artists in Their Studios (Vendome) and Houses of the Pacific, and the co-author of Frieda's Fiestas. Ignacio Urquiza is one of Mexico's leading photographers. To his credit are The Taste of Mexico, Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook, and the books written by Marie Pierre Colle.

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