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November 30, 2023

New ArtEZ Press publication: From Within: The Architecture of Helena Arahuete

Amidst the pressing environmental issues facing the construction industry today From Within: The Architecture of Helena Arahuete focusses on Helena Arahuete, a special architect who involves the natural world in her work in an exceptionally sensitive way.

From Within: The Architecture of Helena Arahuete is the first publication on the life and work of the Argentinian-American architect Helena Arahuete, one of the few architects in the world who still practices the original principles of Organic architecture, pioneered by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright over a century ago. Arahuete brings this tradition into the 21st century, integrating it with the current issues on sustainability

The publication highlights the genuine and daring spirit that underpins Arahuete’s designs beyond the shadows of renowned architect John Lautner, her mentor and employer for more than 20 years.

Arahuete’s unwavering approach to architecture persists to this day. She is an inspiring example, especially for present and future students and architects, because of the spectacular structures that she has erected and her firm belief in the need for architects to push forward the discipline’s boundaries by moving away from fashionable tendencies.

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 Edited by Silvia Perea, with contributions by Alan Hess, Silvia Perea and Mimi Zeiger, and an introduction by Gabriel Ritter.

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