chapter  12
Unequal union
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At the time of its completion, La Casa Estudio de San Angel Inn was a bold

statement by its designer, Juan O’Gorman, but any description of O’Gorman’s

house-studio for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera must include the famous couple

themselves. Frida and Diego are symbols who require an acknowledgment of

the inextricable links between social and cultural history, between personal

narratives and architectural history. Few couples are comprised of individuals

whose lives merited the attention of voluminous and numerous biographies,

and countless studies devoted to them.1