Art and Culture  Obituaries 

Teodoro González de León, 1926-2016

Modern ‘Gravitas’

William Curtis 

El Colegio México, Ciudad de México (1974-1976)

The work of Teodoro González de León spans more than half a century but reveals consistent themes and recurrent forms, and these contribute to a distinctive vocabulary. This personal language draws upon many influences, and in order to situate González de León’s architecture it is necessary to find the right balance between artistic aims and external realities, whether social, cultural or technical. The architecture of González de León cannot be separated from the process of modernisation in Mexico, but it also relies upon a cosmopolitan architectural and artistic culture. It combines modern and ancient, local and universal...

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