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LAS POZAS

LAS POZAS
Xilitla, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

In 1944, Edward James, a wealthy British poet and artist and early patron of surrealist art, purchased a plot of land in Mexico’s Huasteca region. For the next forty years, James designed and built a network of canals and pools in this rugged region, which he interspersed with whimsical sculptures and architectural structures to create a surrealist landscape. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Las Pozas was included on the 2010 Watch and WMF, with the support of Friends of Heritage Preservation, helped restore the Edward James Cabin and a group of concrete structures built around the wood and bamboo cabin, used originally by Mr. James and his pet snakes. The work included the conservation of the poems he wrote on its walls.

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WHY IT MATTERS

In addition to being recognized on an international level, Las Pozas is a site that is used and appreciated by the local community. Environmental factors that pose the greatest threat to the site and yet they are the same elements that make the site so visually compelling. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments Fund 2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Roberto Hernández Ramírez
October, 2013

At the 2013 Hadrian Gala, World Monuments Fund presented Roberto Hernández Ramírez with the twenty-sixth Hadrian Award for his commitment to the preservation of Mexico’s cultural heritage.

World Monuments FundLas Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico
May, 2012

Produced by:
viajeroscreando.com

Presented by:
Fundacion Pedroa y Elena Hernandez, A.C. and the Neurohumanities Research Centre & Erasmus Mundus Literary Interzones Joint Doctorate Program Present

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