• Ancient Mexico and Central America

    By Gordon F. Ekholm

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780913424001
    • Publisher: American Museum of Natural History
    • Published: June 1970
  • Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico

    By Anita Brenner

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780998669304
    • Publisher: Skirball Cultural Center
    • Published: November 2017
    Text is in English and Spanish.
  • Art and Architecture in Mexico (World of Art)

    By James Oles

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500204061
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: September 2013
    “A lucid—at times, even poetic—summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles’s text. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.” –Donna Pierce, Denver Art Museum
  • The Art of Ancient Mexico

    By Franz Feuchtwanger

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199602930
    • Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON/Vanguard Press
    • Published: 1954
  • The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico: Crowned-Nun Portraits and Reform in the Convent

    By James M. Cordova

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780292753150
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: January 2014
    By the eighteenth century, New Spaniards (colonial Mexicans) so lauded their nuns that they developed a local tradition of visually opulent portraits, called monjas coronadas or “crowned nuns,” that picture their subjects in regal trappings at the moment of their religious profession and in death. This study identifies these portraits as markers of a vibrant and changing society that fused together indigenous and Euro-Christian traditions and ritual practices to construct a new and complex religious identity that was unique to New Spain. To discover why crowned-nun portraits, and especially the profession portrait, were in such demand in New Spain, this book offers a pioneering interpretation of these works as significant visual contributions to a local counter-colonial discourse. James M. Córdova demonstrates that the portraits were a response to the Spanish crown’s project to modify and modernize colonial society—a series of reforms instituted by the Bourbon monarchs that threatened many nuns’ religious identities in New Spain. His analysis of the portraits’ rhetorical devices, which visually combined Euro-Christian and Mesoamerican notions of the sacred, shows how they promoted local religious and cultural values as well as client-patron relations, all of which were under scrutiny by the colonial Church. Combining visual evidence from images of the “crowned nun” with a discussion of the nuns’ actual roles in society, Córdova reveals that nuns found their greatest agency as Christ’s brides, a title through which they could, and did, challenge the Church’s authority when they found it intolerable.
  • Casta Painting: Images of Race In Eighteenth-Century Mexico

    By Ilona Katzew

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300102413
    • Published: May 2004
  • The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

    By Gisele Diaz

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486275697
    • Publisher: Dover
    • Published: June 1993
    An original work by Dover. The codex is in the Vatican Library. Other reproductions are scarce. A very good (9x12") reproduction. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Coleccion de objetos de piedra, obsidiana, concha, metales y textiles del Estado de Guerrero

    By Museo Nacional de Antropologia

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789686068764
    • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia
    • Published: January 1990
    Text in Spanish.
  • Crafting Tradition: The Making and Marketing of Oaxacan Wood Carvings

    By Michael Chibnik

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292712485
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: May 2003
    Since the mid-1980s, whimsical, brightly colored wood carvings from the Mexican state of Oaxaca have found their way into gift shops and private homes across the United States and Europe, as Western consumers seek to connect with the authenticity and tradition represented by indigenous folk arts. Ironically, however, the Oaxacan wood carvings are not a traditional folk art. Invented in the mid-twentieth century by non-Indian Mexican artisans for the tourist market, their appeal flows as much from intercultural miscommunication as from their intrinsic artistic merit. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michael Chibnik offers the first in-depth look at the international trade in Oaxacan wood carvings, including their history, production, marketing, and cultural representations. Drawing on interviews he conducted in the carving communities and among wholesalers, retailers, and consumers, he follows the entire production and consumption cycle, from the harvesting of copal wood to the final purchase of the finished piece. Along the way, he describes how and why this "invented tradition" has been promoted as a "Zapotec Indian" craft and explores its similarities with other local crafts with longer histories. He also fully discusses the effects on local communities of participating in the global market, concluding that the trade in Oaxacan wood carvings is an almost paradigmatic case study of globalization.
  • Day of the Dead: A Pictorial Archive of Dia de Los Muertos (Dover Pictorial Archive)

    By Jean Moss

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486480268
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: September 2010
    Presents a collection of historical engravings depicting costumed skeletons representing the Mexican celebration of of Dia de los Muertos.
  • The Day of the Dead: Art, Inspiration & Counter Culture (Inspirations & Techniques)

    By Russ Thorne

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781783616091
    • Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
    • Published: October 2015
    The Day of the Dead is a festival of culture and youth, a celebration of life in death.The beautiful rituals, the sugar skulls, the costumes and the festivities have grown into a massive counter culture: art, movies, cartoons and literature have been consumed by the brilliant power of the Day of the Dead, tendered here in this lively new book.
  • Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco

    By James Oles

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870708206
    • Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    • Published: November 2011
  • Erogena

    By Magali Arriola

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789701846667
    • Publisher: Museo de Arte Carillo Gil/Stedelijk Museum V. Actuele Kunst
    • Published: January 2000
    Text in English and Spanish.
  • Flor Y Canto Del Arte Prehispanico De Mexico

    By De La Plastica Mexicana Fondo Editorial

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299664593
    Text is in Spanish.
  • Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting

    By Frida Kahlo

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781894243711
    • Publisher: Art Gallery of Ontario/High Museum of Art Atlanta
    • Published: January 2013