Study Tour to Mexico featuring the gardens of Luis Barragán

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Charles Boot
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Study Tour to Mexico featuring the gardens of Luis Barragán

Friday 7 to Monday 17 October
We regret that this event is now FULLY BOOKED

We will visit much of the extant public and private work of the influential architect/ landscape architect Luis Barragán (1902–88), including the house and studio he built for himself in 1947, the gardens of Casa Ortega, the neighbourhood of Jardines del Pedregal, and his celebrated outdoor space at Cuadra San Cristobal, Casa Egerstrom (subject to confirmation). Based in Mexico City and the picturesque colonial towns of San Miguel de Allende and Santiago de Queretaro, we’ll also visit, among other things, Chapultepec Park, the National University Campus, the ‘ floating’ gardens of Xochimilco, and a selection of private gardens, where we’ll be exclusive guests of the owners. Other highlights include an excursion to Cuernavaca, a resort town in the highlands south of the capital known for its flowering landscapes, and a memorable visit to Las Pozas, Edward James’ Surrealist sculpture garden in the jungle.

The tour will be led by Jeff Sainsbury, with help from Robert Peel and local guides and experts, including Dr Anibal Figueroa, who will accompany us for part of the tour and give an informal lecture on the life and work of Barragan.

The cost (without flight) is £1,850 per person sharing (£405 single supplement). This includes ten nights accommodation in comfortable hotels with private bathrooms, all breakfasts and some other group meals, coach transportation throughout, and entries as per the itinerary. The price does not include flights to and from Mexico. The itinerary has been designed around BA’s direct flight beween Heathrow and Mexico City, though other flight options exist. For full details, including a day-by-day itinerary and application form, email Robert Peel or phone: 020 7121 8938.

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