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GRAPHIC DESIGN

PUBLISHER
RM/Conaculta

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 336 pgs / 405 color.

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Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 159   

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ISBN 9788415118961 TRADE
List Price: $75.00 CDN $99.00

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Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950

Text by Salvador Albiñana, Juan M. Bonet, Deborah Dorotinsky, Marina Garone.

Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950This 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, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros—along with lesser-known artists such as Ramón Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, Dr. Atl, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma and Leopoldo Méndez. With more than 300 illustrations, Mexico Illustrated includes essays by Juan Manuel Bonet, Mercurio López 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.

Featured image is reproduced from Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950.

Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

HAYDEN ANDERSON | DATE 8/26/2015

Mexico Illustrated 1920–50

Mexico Illustrated 1920–50

RM/Conaculta's gorgeous new edition of Mexico Illustrated 1920-1950 is an expansion of the 2011 volume of the same name—already the most comprehensive and indispensable tome on the subject ever compiled. Both lush and scholarly, the 2015 edition includes more than 300 illustrations ranging from revolutionary pamphlets to travel guides, avant-garde manifestos, poetry collections and children’s books—all situated around seven essays and a wealth of short biographical texts on masters of the form including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo and David Alfaro Siqueiros, alongside lesser-known artists such as Ramón Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, Dr. Atl, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma and Leopoldo Méndez. Taken together, these works and histories tell the story of a search for national identity in the wake of the long, bloody and contentious Revolution that ripped through national life roughly from 1910 until 1920.
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