I just received the latest Anthropologie catalog and from the very first picture I thought I knew where they had set this photo shoot. However, there was no information within the catalog to confirm. I'll have to search the Web for that, but before doing that, here is my guess:
An architectural masterpiece designed by Mexican architect Luis Barragan; Casa Gilardi, in fact? With maybe a few shots of his Cuadra San Cristobal too?
Check out the shots:
Compare them to pictures of his work and it's pretty clear to me. In fact on page 13 of this July 09 catalog there is this quote "Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake" by none other than guess who? So why not give the location; the incredibly gorgeous location, credit?
I have been a fan since I was a freshman art student in the late 80s. I actually heard of him through a great book that I bought, Casa Mexicana that had pictures of his buildings, his own home, and the homes of many others, including Frida Kahlo and Robert Lopez (aka El Vez!).
Images: Anthropologie July 2009 catalog