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Title Biblioteca Vasconcelos = Vasconcelos Library / [cuidado de la edición, Miquel Adrià, Isabel Garcés ; textos, Miquel Adrià ... [et al.] ; fotografías, Tomás Casademunt, Luis Gordoa ; traducción, GregoryDechant].

Imprint México, D.F. : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes : Editorial RM, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    727.8 BIB    Available
Description xv, 145 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents La casa de todos = The house of one and all / Felipe Garrido -- Concurso =Competition -- Proceso ejecutivo = Executive design -- Proceso constructivo = Constructionprocess -- El arca y el jardín = The ark and the garden / Miquel Adrià -- Recorrido fotográfico = Photographic tour / Tomás Casademunt, Luis Gordoa -- Epica de mátrix móvil = The epic of mátrix móvil / Marco Barrera Bassols -- M&B = M&B / Pablo Soler Frost.
Summary The present edition graphically documents the design, construction and installationof the mega main public library Biblioteca de México "José Vasconcelos" located in Mexico City. In 2001 a transformation project of the Biblioteca de México proposal had three main actions: the restoration of the La Ciudadela building, the construction of a more modern and larger building and the establishment of an interchange network between the public libraries in México, where the new library was to be the central node of a national network. The new library that includes surrounding botanical garden was a project by architect Alberto Kalach and was constructed adjacent to the Buenavista train station in the historical downtown area. A final section follows the artistic and technical process of artist Gabriel Orozco and his work team for the construction of the project Mátrix Móvil (Mobile Matrix), a suspended installation of graphite painting on a salvaged whale skeleton done in 2006 that hangs in the central area of the library.
Language Spanish and English in parallel columns .
Subject Kalach, Alberto.
Orozco, Gabriel, 1962-
Biblioteca Vasconcelos -- History.
Biblioteca Vasconcelos -- Pictorial works.
Public libraries -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
Library architecture -- Mexico.
Added Author Adrià, Miquel.
Garcés, Isabel.
Casademunt, Tomás, 1967-
Gordoa, Luis.
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico)
ISBN 9685208778 (EditoriaL RM)
9789685208772 (EditoriaL RM)
9703511902 (Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes)
9789703511907 (Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes)

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