Soulful, surprising, and awe-inspiring, these architectural stops need to be on your itinerary.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since June 2007, the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico features murals created by some of Mexico’s greatest artists.
Mexico City’s mid-century university campus is still abuzz with student life, as shown in these images by photographer Yueqi Jazzy Li.
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history and architecture at every turn.
Juan O’Gorman, architect behind Mexico City’s most intriguing buildings; Jessica Traynor; Irish Times
Architect designed two houses for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, linked by a bridge…
In a world where indulging our passions has become second nature, travel has become more than just an enjoyable getaway, but a means by which to explore interests old and new.
Why and where we choose to travel is a choice motivated by a number of factors, each of which varies from person to person. From history and cuisine to discovering the world’s best beaches, these are motivators that come up time and again. But recently, there has been a long overdue shift to travelling for the arts.
The arts have always held a mesmeric power in their ability to shine a spotlight onto destinations and neighbourhoods that, perhaps, we would not have considered otherwise. Travelling through the lens of galleries, museums, architecture, theatre and more shows another side to these destinations, as you step away from the crowds to discover a world which gives you a true flavour for a destination, its culture and its people. Here, the top 9 cities in the world to visit–if not solely for their art hubs.
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Where to head if you’re after high art, architecture, food and museums.
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In a world where indulging our passions has become second nature, travel has become more than just an enjoyable getaway, but a means by which to explore interests old and new. Why and where we choose to travel is a choice motivated by a number of factors, each of which varies from person to person. From history and cuisine to discovering the world’s best beaches, these are motivators that come up time and again.
Read more from source: The Art-Lover’s Guide to Traveling the World
CENTRAL LIBRARY OF NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO
Situated at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Unesco World Heritage Site in capital Mexico City, this library holds around 500,000 books. The external walls of the 10-story building are decorated with colored stones that depict the pre-Hispanic heritage of the country.
THE LIBRARY OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN
Home of the famous eighth-century Book of Kells, the library came into existence along with Trinity College in 1592 in Dublin, Ireland. In 1801, the library was given the legal deposit right that allowed it to receive a copy of all works published in the Republic of Ireland. The Long Room of the building houses a collection of 14 busts from the famous Belgian sculptor Pieter Scheemaeckers II. It also holds the last remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
THE IOWA STATE LAW LIBRARY, US
From a small collection of 612 books in 1868, the library in Des Moines, Iowa, now holds one of the largest collections of print, microform and electronic material in the U.S. at 1.3 million volumes.
Some universities don’t just offer students an abundance of knowledge, they also give them a beautiful place to learn it in.
From having ancient libraries to boasting botanical gardens to being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, keep scrolling to see some of the most beautiful universities in the world.
University of Cambridge – Cambridge, England
Not only is Cambridge one of the best universities in the world, it is also one of the most beautiful. Each of the university’s 29 undergraduate colleges has a unique design and architecture, making each stunning in its own way. Of course, the winding River Cam makes the university grounds even more dreamy.
National Autonomous University of Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico
The National Autonomous University of Mexico is so stunning that it has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Modernism Week highlights Mexico City’s midcentury modernism heritage to preview upcoming April trip.
While Mexico City is the oldest capital in the Americas (founded in 1325), it’s the period between the 1940s and late 1960s that most intrigues Modernism Week event organizers.
On the heels of Modernism Week’s successful featured tour to Cuba last year, organizers are gearing up for the next architectural sojourn — this time to Mexico City in April. The tour, which takes place April 8–13, will focus on Mexico City’s significant midcentury modern architecture including the residence and work of Luis Barragán, one of Mexico’s most renowned architects, as well as some UNESCO World Heritage sites.