Assistant Professor Juan Heredia of the School of Architecture has been awarded a grant of $3,000 from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Titled "Largely Modern: Mexican Architecture, 1930-1960," this project will focus on the formation of Mexican modern architecture, notably the work of three mid-century architects, Enrique del Moral, Juan O'Gorman, and Mario Pani. The project will result in the forthcoming book The Making of Mexican Modern Architecture: 1930 - 1960.
Heredia's project is one of 68 projects to be selected out of a pool of more than 700 applicants by the Graham Foundation
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announces its 2014 Grants to Individuals, which will award over $520,000 to 68 projects that demonstrate innovative and thought-provoking ideas in architecture. The grants will provide direct support to individuals for the research, development, and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs. The new grantees comprise a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of U.S. and internationally-based architects, designers, artists, scholars, writers, curators, and others. The grants support outstanding work that claims new ground in architecture discourse and practice and offers original speculations that challenge the canon of architectural record.
Image: Casa Y Estudio del Pintor Diego Rivera, by architect Juan O'Gorman