• Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico

    By Anita Brenner

    Our Price: $34.95
    • 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 Professing in Bourbon Mexico: Crowned-Nun Portraits and Reform in the Convent

    By James M. Cordova

    Our Price: $20.00
    • 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.
  • Art without Guardianship: Salón Independiente in Mexico, 1968–1971

    By Pilar García

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9788417047627
    • Publisher: RM/MUAC
    • Published: February 2019
  • Arte moderno de Mexico: Coleccion Andres Blaisten

    By Andres Blaisten

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789703228799
    • Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
    • Published: October 2007
    Text in Spanish.
  • The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales: A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico

    By Maurice M. Dixon Jr

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806151373
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: October 2015
    Higinio V. Gonzales (1842–1921) was more than a gifted metalworker. A man of varied talents whose poems and songs complement his work in punched tin, Gonzales transcends categorization. InThe Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales, Maurice M. Dixon, Jr., who has spent more than thirty years studying New Mexico tinwork, describes the artist’s signature techniques. Featuring translations of Gonzales’s poetry, this book restores a long-forgotten New Mexican innovator to the prominence he deserves.Recounting the scholarly detective work that revealed the full scope of Gonzales’s art and career, Dixon tells the story of a craftsman who was also a poet. He begins with Gonzales’s first signed literary work, a handwritten birthday poem decorated with beautifully drawn flowers and birds, dated 1889, and then pieces together the artist’s life and career. Through meticulous research into manuscripts and the dates of tin cans that Gonzales repurposed into elegant, fanciful frames, niches, sconces, and religious decorations, Dixon identifies as Gonzales’s numerous pieces of poetry and tinwork once attributed to anonymous poets and artists. His most important discovery served as a Rosetta stone: an ink wash and watercolor drawing in an ornamental tin frame (housed at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos), whose documented provenance helped Dixon to identify Gonzales’s other artwork.More than 100 photographs of Gonzales’s tinwork and more than a dozen translations of the artist’s poetic and musical works punctuate the narrative. Both a catalogue raisonné of a hitherto little-known artist and an anthology of his writings, this book reconstructs the creative life of a long-overlooked talent, one whose quest for beauty resulted in a prolific body of art and literature.
  • Arts and Crafts of Mexico

    By Chloe Sayer

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780877017912
    • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
    • Published: November 1990
    In addition to photographs of collectible Mexican folk art, this informative volume explores the people and their lifestyles through the eyes of a seasoned expert of Mexican culture
  • California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930

    By Katherine Manthorne

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520296367
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Casa Manana : the Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826328052
    • Published: January 2002
    A richly illustrated study takes readers on a tour of the Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts, including ceramic pots, textiles, and lacquer ware trays from Mexico.
  • Christian Texts for Aztecs: Art and Liturgy In Colonial Mexico

    By Jaime Lara

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780268033798
    • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
    • Published: April 2008
    Christian Texts for Aztecs: Art and Liturgy in Colonial Mexico is a cultural history of the missionary enterprise in sixteenth-century Mexico, seen primarily through the work of Catholic missionaries and the native populations, principally the Aztecs. Jaime Lara's new work addresses the inculturation of Catholic sacraments and sacramentals into an Aztec worldview in visual and material terms. He argues that the pre-Tridentine Catholic liturgy - similar in some ways to pre-Hispanic worship - effectively "conquered" the religious imagination of its new Mesoamerican practitioners, thus creating the basis for a uniquely Mexican Catholicism.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Crafts of Mexico

    By Octavio Paz

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789706831002
    • Publisher: Artes de México
    • Published: 2004
  • 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.
  • Days of the Dead: Los Dias De Muertos

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780002159623
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: January 1991