Marsella 72. Col. Juarez Mexico City 06600 Mexico 5215541408348
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$ 2,800

Manuel Parra 1950s Ceramic

Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Documentation Notes certificate by the gallery
Origin Mexico
Period 1950-1979
Materials ceramica
H. 22.05 in; Diam. 20.08 in;
H. 56 cm; Diam. 51 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1950
Description Manuel Parra was a very active architect; he created more than 500 works mostly in Mexico City´s traditional and upscale neighborhoods (San Angel, Coyoacán, Pedregal, Las Lomas, Chimalistac) but also in San Miguel de Allende, Acapulco and southern California.

He was the creator of a very unique architectonic style that influenced residential architecture in Mexico for decades. His style was defined by organic articulation of volumes and spaces according to features of the land and the needs of the families living the houses, his love for natural light in every space, the taming of light, the use of heterogeneous materials for construction (many coming from demolished colonial buildings), the use of domes and recovered wooden beams, and the creation of a romantic and intimate atmosphere, with stairs, chimneys, big windows, etc.
Parra was also a prominent furniture designer, sculptor and ceramist. His style has been recognized as a being a middle ground between the nationalist architecture of Mexico in the first half of the 20th century, which was elaborate and filled with ornaments, and the Modern architecture from the Bauhaus and the International style.
Styles / Movements Art Pottery, Collectible Design, Modern
Patterns Contemporary/Modern, Handmade, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 370549
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