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