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Joy Ride

Joy Ride

Joy Ride



Martin, David C.
Oro Editions, 2017
Book ID: S00233

In this book, architect David C. Martin, reflects on and illustrates his visits to the ancient and colonial era places of Mexico. In Baja and on the mainland, Martin immersed himself in a millenia-old culture that has transformed over the centuries yet maintained an outsized and magical exuberance. Joy Ride is a journal of my travels through Mexico that uses my sketches, watercolors, photography, and observations recorded and gathered over an extensive sojourn across the country. I'm naitve Californian and itinerant traveler and the book chronicles Mexico's sophisticated cultural landscape through the yes of an architect. My quest began with Mexico's sacred Pre-Columbian cities in contrast to early Jesuit missions. I finally walked, mapped, and studied several colonial towns to understand how these urban centers shaped the placement of streets designed for pedestrian movement, sustainable planning, and the integration of public spaces with ritual

302 pp., CL.


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