Exhibition + Book Reception | San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico<< All Events
Exhibition + Book Reception | San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico
San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico | Cathi and Steven House
Thursday, March 28 | 6 - 8 PM | AIA Member: $10; General: $15
Note: Book will be available for purchase onsite at the program with a generous donation from the authors of $5 per book sold benefiting the Center for Architecture + Design.
This program will also celebrate the complementary exhibition which will feature photography by Cathi and Steven House in the Center for Architecture + Design gallery on view from March 25 to May 3, 2024. Stay tuned for more information!
Cathi and Steven House are very excited to announce the publication of their newest book, San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico. It is an expression of love from them to a town and the people who inhabit it, a place that captured their hearts that they have come to love deeply and are so grateful to have found.
In 1988 a seemingly orchestrated series of events led Cathi and Steven to the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. After several amazing visits to San Miguel, they bought a little ruin in the historic center and built a home to be a retreat, an escape from their normal lives to a place they love where they are surrounded by their own art and books, where they can work on projects not distracted by the world normally embracing them. Building their home led people to them and they have now designed more than forty homes in Mexico. Working there has added deep, profound dimensions they never imagined – to their work and to their lives.
San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico, with over 700 evocative photographs, flourishes of poetry and an insightful foreword by noted writer, Tony Cohan, illuminates the remarkable beauty of the people, the markets, the art, colorful textiles, and it’s beautiful architecture. This stunning 9-inch square, 224-page coffee-table book is a photographic journey through the history, culture and day-to-day beauty of life in San Miguel de Allende. A magnificently preserved 480-year-old Spanish Colonial city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, San Miguel is considered by many to be one of the most picturesque towns in the world. Sitting at an elevation of 6,400 feet on a vast plateau in the Sierra Madre mountains, San Miguel is enveloped by luminous skies, richly colored walls, lush gardens, bustling markets, joyous festivals, an extraordinary array of galleries, exquisite shops and performances by world-renowned musicians and dance troupes – that all add to the richness of life in San Miguel.
Cathi + Steven House | House + House Architects