Bacardi Building Exterior #1, 1961
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original safety negative by Balthazar Korab
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- Collectible giclée fine art print;
- Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken 1961, Mexico City, Mexico
(Library of Congress)
"Hungarian-American photographer Balthazar Korab spent much of his career photographing some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. Built between 1957 and 1961, the plant offices for the world famous Bacardi alcohol brand at Tultitlán reflects Rohe's preference for purity of form and symmetry: a 52 metre long rectangle of structural steel, with open plan offices floating above a glazed lobby. Mahogany partitions conceal servicing spaces on the edges, adding warmth and texture to the scale of the main offices."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.
"Architectural photograph shows the exterior of the Bacardi Office Building, Mexio City, Mexico which was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe."
"I hope you will understand that architecture has nothing to do with the inventions of forms. It is not a playground for children, young or old. Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit."
– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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LISTED SIZESOur prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.
S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches