Mexico Illustrated : 1920-1950, Hardback Book

Mexico Illustrated : 1920-1950 Hardback


Based on an exhibition to be held in 2010 at the Museo Valenciano de la Ilustracion y la Modernidad (MuVIM) in Valencia, Spain, Mexico Ilustrado offers a selection of the best illustrations from books, magazines, and posters published from 1920 to 1950. Representative of the various aesthetic, pedagogical, political, and propagandistic trends of the period, the volumes contains work in defence of the Mexican Revolution and illustrations for children's books, socialist essays, and novels, along with a large number of contributions to magazines that oscillated between the avant-garde and the construction of a new vision of Mexico and the Mexicans. The artists represented include Diego Rivera, Ramon Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, Dr. Atl, Carlos Merida, Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma, and Leopoldo Mendez. Published in Spanish and English, with more than three hundred illustrations, the volume includes texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Mercurio Lopez Casillas, Dafne Cruz, and Marina Garone, who deal with the relations between Mexico and the European avant-garde movements, the socialist aesthetic, children's literature, graphic design, and the cartography of post-revolutionary Mexico.




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