Luis Barragán/Fred Sandback: The Properties of Light

Texts by Daniel Garza Usabiaga and Federica Zanco. Conversation with Roger Duffy, Amavong Panya, and Lilian Tone by Edward Vazquez

In 2016, sculptures by Fred Sandback (1943–2003) were installed in the Casa Luis Barragán, the Casa Antonio Gálvez, Cuadra San Cristóbal, and the Casa Gilardi of Luis Barragán (1902–1988). The American minimalist and the Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect share a common interest in the properties of light and color; the remarkable interplay between their works, documented in photographs, is presented for the first time in this publication, with essays by Barragán Foundation Director Federica Zanco and curator Daniel Garza Usabiaga, as well as a conversation between architect Roger Duffy, artist Amavong Panya, curator Lilian Tone, and author Edward Vazquez.


Publisher: Proyectos Monclova / Hatje Cantz

Artists: Fred Sandback

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 12 in | 24.8 x 30.5 cm

Pages: 160

Reproductions: 50 color

ISBN: 9783775743822

Retail: $60

Status: Available

Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback (1943–2003) was an American artist known for sculptures that outlined planes and volumes in space. Though he employed metal wire and elastic cord early in his career, the artist soon dispensed with mass and weight by using acrylic yarn to create works that address their physical surroundings, the “pedestrian space,” as Sandback called it, of everyday life. By stretching lengths of yarn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally at different scales and in varied configurations, the artist developed a singular body of work that elaborated on the phenomenological experience of space and volume with unwavering consistency and ingenuity.

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