Mexico Illustrated 1920-1950 (Hardcover)

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By Salvador Albinana (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Juan Bonet (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Deborah Dorotinsky (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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I've been somewhat obsessed with Mexico the past year, so it is not too surprising that this book would fall into my hands at some point. Based on a 2010 exhibition at the Museo Valenciano de la Illustración y la Modernidad in Valencia, Spain, the broad selection of illustrative art (with over 300 prints) -- ranging from propaganda printers in support of the Mexican Revolution, to illustrations for children's books, socialist essays, and a variety of novels (literary & dime-store) -- is also a surprisingly focused introduction. What has dazzled me most about Mexican literature has been its willingness to dip and dabble in many streams at once -- a truly aesthetic cosmopolitanism, picking through the old, from near & far, while proudly inhabiting the present -- and I'm struck by how this is on display in these illustrations as well. By far, my favorite art book of the year. Some of the artists represented included Diego Rivera, Ramón Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrbuias, Dr. Atl, Carlos Mérida, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma, and Leopoldo Méndez.

— Brad J.

I've been somewhat obsessed with Mexico the past year, so it is not too surprising that this book would fall into my hands at some point. Based on a 2010 exhibition at the Museo Valenciano de la Illustración y la Modernidad in Valencia, Spain, the broad selection of illustrative art (with over 300 prints) -- ranging from propaganda printers in support of the Mexican Revolution, to illustrations for children's books, socialist essays, and a variety of novels (literary & dime-store) -- is also a surprisingly focused introduction. What has dazzled me most about Mexican literature has been its willingness to dip and dabble in many streams at once -- a truly aesthetic cosmopolitanism, picking through the old, from near & far, while proudly inhabiting the present -- and I'm struck by how this is on display in these illustrations as well. By far, my favorite art book of the year. Some of the artists represented included Diego Rivera, Ramón Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrbuias, Dr. Atl, Carlos Mérida, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma, and Leopoldo Méndez. -- Brad J.

— From More Beautiful Gift Books 2015

Description


This volume is an expanded edition of the most important study ever published on modern illustrated books in Mexico. Mexico Illustrated 1920-1950 explores the illustration and poster work of great Mexican artists from the first half of the twentieth century, offering a selection of the finest illustrations from books, magazines and posters published in this era. Reflecting the range of aesthetic, pedagogical, political and propagandistic trends that held sway in Mexico at the time, it contains works relating to the Mexican Revolution, illustrations made for socialist writings and art drawn from novels and children's books, along with a great many contributions to magazines that oscillated between the avant-garde and the construction of a new vision of Mexico. Among the artists included here are some of Mexico's greatest artistic talents--Diego Rivera, Jos Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros--along with lesser-known artists such as Ram n Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, Dr. Atl, Gabriel Fern ndez Ledesma and Leopoldo M ndez. With more than 300 illustrations, Mexico Illustrated includes essays by Juan Manuel Bonet, Mercurio L pez Casillas, Dafne Cruz and Marina Garone, who elucidate the relations between Mexico and the European avant-garde movements, the socialist aesthetic, children's literature, graphic design and the cartography of postrevolutionary Mexico.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788415118961
ISBN-10: 8415118961
Publisher: Rm
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English