Casa Mexico

At Home in Merida and the Yucatan

Casa Mexico

Renowned for its picturesque charm, Mexico has lured design-world insiders to its retreats, as presented in this inspirational selection of some of the latest Mexican design trends from the Yucat�n. In recent years leading international tastemakers have been drawn to the vibrant culture of the Yucat�n. In M�rida--the region's sixteenth-century capital--they have renovated many of the romantic Spanish colonial town houses into stylish retreats. In the nearby towns of Valladolid and Coba, picturesque houses surrounded by lush vegetation in sun-drenched settings have also been updated while retaining indigenous charm. Annie Kelly takes us on an insider's tour of several stunning properties--from brightly painted town houses and contemporary villas to rustic bungalows--many with a distinctive bohemian feeling. These sophisticated residences blend artisanal craftsmanship with antiques and contemporary furnishings. They have been designed by such talents as architect Manolo Mestre, artist Jorge Pardo, L.A. modernist antiques dealers Robert Willson and David Serrano, and Nicolas Malleville of Tulum's famed Coqui Coqui hotel, who has brought the fashion world to the Yucat�n due to his chic homes and hotels there. Beautiful outdoor entertaining, garden, and pool areas enliven all these homes. This book is a stimulating resource for the design aficionado.

Casa Mexicana

Casa Mexicana

Examines the roots and contemporary style of Mexican architecture and decor

Casa Mexicana

Casa Mexicana

Mexico is a country that exudes sensuality. Its long tradition of extraordinary architecture both vernacular and contemporary, its exuberance, colours, scales and proportions, is apparent in the exceptional buildings and homes that can be found throughout the country. The wealth of Mexico's indigenous and colonial heritage, as well as the design legacy of leading figures such as Barrag and Legorreta have been passed down from generation to generation. The result is apparent in the work of the many talented architects and designers in this country today. Casa Mexicana embraces architecture of enormous diversity, from the lush coastlines of the Pacific Ocean, to the arid planes of Yucatan, the jungles of Campeche, the colonial streets of San Miguel de Allende, the centennial haciendas of Colima, and the modern skyline of Mexico City.

Casa Mexicana Style

Casa Mexicana Style

In this gorgeous new book featuring more than 250 photographs, Street-Porter takes readers on an insider's tour of 30 stunning homes, from urbane city apartments and modernist beach houses to stately rural haciendas and lovingly restored colonial townhouses.

East of East

The Making of Greater El Monte

East of East

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, is an edited collection of thirty-one essays that trace the experience of a California community over three centuries, from eighteenth-century Spanish colonization to twenty-first century globalization. Employing traditional historical scholarship, oral history, creative nonfiction and original art, the book provides a radical new history of El Monte and South El Monte, showing how interdisciplinary and community-engaged scholarship can break new ground in public history. East of East tells stories that have been excluded from dominant historical narratives—stories that long survived only in the popular memory of residents, as well as narratives that have been almost completely buried and all but forgotten. Its cast of characters includes white vigilantes, Mexican anarchists, Japanese farmers, labor organizers, civil rights pioneers, and punk rockers, as well as the ordinary and unnamed youth who generated a vibrant local culture at dances and dive bars.

Tu Casa Mi Casa

Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook (Signed Edition)

Tu Casa Mi Casa

Hand-signed by Enrique Olvera - Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef's Table) in his first home-cooking book Enrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim - yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. In Tu Casa Mi Casa he shares 100 of the recipes close to his heart - the core collection of basic Mexican dishes - and encourages readers everywhere to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire, no matter how far they live from Mexico. This book includes more than 100 sumptuous photographs of finished food and ingredients, including step-by-step photos to add ultimate clarity to the basics chapter. These authentic home-cooked recipes are beloved throughout Mexico and beyond - a genuine taste of the country and its traditional cuisine. Peter Meehan, award-winning food writer, Los Angeles Times editor, former New York Times food critic, and co-founder of Lucky Peach has written the foreword.

Casa Adobe

Casa Adobe

In their third book, the authors forge through the mountains of Mexico and the deserts of the American Southwest in celebration of the strength and wonder of adobe design style. 195 photos, 175 in color.

The Rough Guide to Mexico

The Rough Guide to Mexico

The Rough Guide to Mexico is the most comprehensive guide available and an essential companion to anyone visiting this country, whether on a package tour, backpacking or on a prolonged business trip. This fully-updated and revised 6th edition includes hundreds of incisive accounts of the sights, providing fresh takes on the well-established attractions and uncovering lesser-known gems. Detailed practical advice is given on activities in every corner of this vibrant nation from the beaches to the bustling cities to the ancient Mayan temples. The guide also includes significant historical and cultural information to give the reader a well-rounded understanding of Mexico, past and present.

Constructing Identity in Contemporary Architecture

Case Studies from the South

Constructing Identity in Contemporary Architecture

Who are the actors feeling compelled to "construct" new identities? How are these new identities in architecture created in various parts of the world? And, which are the ingredients borrowed from various historical and ethnic traditions and other sources? These and other questions are discussed in five case studies from different parts of the world, written by renowned scholars from Brazil (Ruth Verde Zein), Mexico (Susanne Dussel), Egypt (Khaled Asfour), India (Rahul Mehrotra), and Singapore (William Lim).

Structural Adjustment

The SAPRI Report: The Policy Roots of Economic Crisis, Poverty and Inequality

Structural Adjustment

Structural adjustment programmes are the largest single cause of increased poverty, inequality and hunger in developing countries. This book is the most comprehensive, real-life assessment to date of the impacts of the liberalisation, deregulation, privatisation and austerity that constitute structural adjustment. It is the result of a unique five year collaboration among citizens‘ groups, developing country governments, and the World Bank itself. Its authors, the members of the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network (SAPRIN), reveal the practical consequences for manufacturing, small enterprise, wages and conditions, social services, health, education, food security, poverty and inequality. The stark conclusion emerges: if there is to be any hope for meaningful development, structural adjustment and neoliberal economics must be jettisoned.