This beautiful reference introduces contemporary Mexican folk art by featuring prominent artists from Oaxaca in southeastern Mexico.
Author: Arden Rothstein
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This beautiful reference introduces contemporary Mexican folk art by featuring prominent artists from Oaxaca in southeastern Mexico. Their unique artworks are introduced and illustrated. Crafted from natural materials, their ceramics, weaving, woodcarving, embroidery, tin work, toys, jewelry, candles, dried flower crafts, basketry, and celebrations of Day of the Dead handicrafts incorporate unique blends of indigenous myths with ancient patterns from Zapotec ruins. These folk art traditions have been preserved for hundreds of years. This sampler features 87+ artists belonging to 45+ families, many useful maps, and over 500 color photographs of their distinctive works. A useful resource section includes a list of shops and markets of Oaxaca City and 12 of its surrounding pueblos, and a glossary identifies the frequently-used Mexican terms that apply to these folk arts. This will be a treasured source of reference and inspiration for all who love folk art.
Chosen as one of the Best Children's Books Of The Year by the Children's Book Committee and by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Cynthia Weill holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University.
Author: Cynthia Weill
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Welcome to the family! It's just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato, even a great-great grandmother. Well, but there's something just a little bit different about this particular family. Maybe it's those clothes they wear . . . just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors! So vibrant and . . . lively. Maybe that's what it is. They are just so full of life while looking almost other worldly. Cynthia Weill's latest bilingual book for young readers teaches basic information about relationships, while also celebrating the colorful tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead. Artist Jesus Canseco Zarate long-limbed sculptures are a playful twist on traditional Mexican iconography of the skeleton that stretches back through the country's art history to José Gualdalupe Posada's engravings and Aztec sculpture. Chosen as one of the Best Children's Books Of The Year by the Children's Book Committee and by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Cynthia Weill holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University. She is on the board of the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art which seeks to promote and preserve the artists and artisanal work of that Mexican state. La Familia is her fifth book featuring the folk art of Oaxaca. Jesus Canseco Zarate is a young Oaxacan folk artist whose medium of choice is paper mâché. In 2008 he won first prize in the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art completion for young artists.
Forcey, The Colors of Casa Cruz, 13–14; and Rothstein and Rothstein, Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families, 62–71. The Fomento Cultural Banamex program, intended to promote the folk art of Mexico, has called another well-known ...
Author: W. Warner Wood
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The story behind the international trade in Oaxacan textiles
artists; it's fascinating to see how much the art form has evolved since this book was researched. ... Crafting Tradition: The Making and Marketing of Oaxacan Wood Carvings. 2003. ... Mexican FolkArt: From Oaxacan Artist Families. 2007.
Author: Paige R. Penland
Publisher: The Countryman Press
A complete guide to the Mexican city offers thorough coverage of the region, from the Pacific Beaches to the Northern Sierras and the Oaxaca Valley, and Including detailed road-trip itineraries. Let Oaxaca’s wonders welcome you to this sophisticated Spanish colonial capital. Oaxaca is a kaleidoscope of colors and cultures, a place of pale green cantera stone churches, sweeping plazas with brightly clad dancers, and markets redolent with the scent of freshly ground chocolate. Enjoy impressive museums, fine restaurants, and fantastic galleries, then head up into the pine-forested mountains, cloud forests, and colorful deserts, studded with ancient ruins, indigenous villages, and incredible ecotourism opportunities. There’s so much to see and do, but be sure to save some time to soak up the sun on Oaxaca’s 300 km/186 miles of Pacific beaches and bays. More than 100 photographs and detailed maps round out the package, making this guidebook an indispensable resource. Ándale!
Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca Chris Goertzen ... and Anya Leah Rothstein's Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families (2002), which concerns many types of Oaxacan crafts and contains sections on rugs, alebrijes, ...
Author: Chris Goertzen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
Made in Mexico examines the aesthetic, political, and sociopolitical aspects of tourism in southern Mexico, particularly in the state of Oaxaca. Tourists seeking "authenticity" buy crafts and festival tickets and spend even more on travel expenses. What does a craft object or a festival moment need to look like or sound like to please both tradition bearers and tourists in terms of aesthetics? Under what conditions are transactions between these parties psychologically healthy and sustainable? What political factors can interfere with the success of this negotiation, and what happens when the process breaks down? With Subcommandante Marcos and the Zapatistas still operating in neighboring Chiapas and unrest on the rise in Oaxaca itself, these are not merely theoretical problems. Chris Goertzen analyzes the nature and meaning of a single craft object, a woven pillowcase from Chiapas, thus previewing what the book will accomplish in greater depth in Oaxaca. He introduces the book's guiding concepts, especially concerning the types of aesthetic intensification that have replaced fading cultural contexts, and the tragic partnership between ethnic distinctiveness and oppressive politics. He then brings these concepts to bear on crafts in Oaxaca and on Oaxaca's Guelaguetza, the anchor for tourism in the state and a festival with an increasingly contested meaning.
Today, North American potential buyers may research regionally specific crafts before their visit by consulting such books as Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees (Barbash 1993) and Mexican Folk Artfrom Oaxacan Artist Families ...
Author: Ronda L. Brulotte
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Oaxaca is internationally renowned for its marketplaces and archaeological sites where tourists can buy inexpensive folk art, including replicas of archaeological treasures. Archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals sometimes discredit this trade in “fakes” that occasionally make their way to the auction block as antiquities. Others argue that these souvenirs represent a long cultural tradition of woodcarving or clay sculpting and are “genuine” artifacts of artisanal practices that have been passed from generation to generation, allowing community members to preserve their cultural practices and make a living. Exploring the intriguing question of authenticity and its relationship to cultural forms in Oaxaca and throughout southern Mexico, Between Art and Artifact confronts an important issue that has implications well beyond the commercial realm. Demonstrating that identity politics lies at the heart of the controversy, Ronda Brulotte provides a nuanced inquiry into what it means to present “authentic” cultural production in a state where indigenous ethnicity is part of an awkward social and racial classification system. Emphasizing the world-famous woodcarvers of Arrazola and the replica purveyors who come from the same community, Brulotte presents the ironies of an ideology that extols regional identity but shuns its artifacts as “forgeries.” Her work makes us question the authority of archaeological discourse in the face of local communities who may often see things differently. A departure from the dialogue that seeks to prove or disprove “authenticity,” Between Art and Artifact reveals itself as a commentary on the arguments themselves, and what the controversy can teach us about our shifting definitions of authority and authorship.
If you're trying to choose what village to hit up for goods, a good reference guide is Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families by Arden and Anya Rothstein (available at Amate Books, see “Shopping,” p. 647).
Author: Sara Lieber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A quirky, entertaining, and insightful collection of hip travel guides for young travelers brings a fresh perspective to Old World destinations to offer helpful tips on the hottest cities and regions, accommodations, and eateries for a variety of budgets, the hottest things to see and do, detailed city maps, activities and nightlife, outdoor adventures, and no-cost museums, complementary entertainment, and free bar food.
Rothstein, Arden Aibel, and Anya Leah Rothstein 2002 Mexican Folk Art: From Oaxacan Artist Families. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen. Sánchez López, Alberto 1989 Oaxaca tierra de maguey y mezcal. Instituto Tecnológico de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, ...
Author: Richard E. Blanton
Publisher: ISD LLC
This volume brings together the work of some of the most prominent archaeologists to document the impact of Jeffrey R. Parsons on contemporary archaeological method and theory. Parsons is a central figure in the development of settlement pattern archaeology, in which the goal is the study of whole social systems at the scale of regions. In recent decades, regional archaeology has revolutionized how we understand the past, contributing new data and theoretical insights on topics such as early urbanism, social interactions among cities, towns and villages, and long-term population and agricultural change, among many other topics relevant to the study of early civilizations and the evolution of social complexity. Over the past 40 years, the application of these methods by Parsons and others has profoundly changed how we understand the evolution of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican civilization, and now similar methods are being applied in other world areas. The book's emphasis is on the contribution of settlement pattern archaeology to research in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, but its authors also point to the value of regional research in South America, South Asia, and China. Topics addressed include early urbanism, household and gender, agricultural and craft production, migration, ethnogenesis, the evolution of early chiefdoms, and the emergence of pre-modern world-systems.
Mexican folk art: From Oaxacan artist families. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. Sanders, W. T., Parsons, J. R., & Santley, R. S. (1979). The Basin of Mexico: Ecological processes in the evolution of civilization.
Author: Ty Matejowsky
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Political Science
Continues on-going presentation of highly engaging anthropological research. This title contains a range of broad based and localized topics economic anthropologists that explore from various critical perspectives. It addresses questions of how political economy is articulated through processes of consumption, production, and evolution.
... The Black Pottery of Coyotepec, Mexico, Southwest Museum Papers 13 (Whitefish, MT: Literary Licensing LLC, 2013); Arden Aibel Rothstein and Anya Leah Rothstein, Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families, 2nd ed.
Author: John A. Burrison
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
For over 25,000 years, humans across the globe have shaped, decorated, and fired clay. Despite great differences in location and time, universal themes appear in the world’s ceramic traditions, including religious influences, human and animal representations, and mortuary pottery. In Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions, noted pottery scholar John A. Burrison explores the recurring artistic themes that tie humanity together, explaining how and why those themes appear again and again in worldwide ceramic traditions. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 full-color, cross-cultural illustrations of ceramics from prehistory to the present. Providing an introduction to different styles of folk pottery, extensive suggestions for further reading, and reflections on the future of traditional pottery around the world, Global Clay is sure to become a classic for all who love art and pottery and all who are intrigued by the human commonalities revealed through art.
Author: Marion Oettinger, Jr.Publish On: 2010-01-01
It is highly probable that folk artists such as woodcarver Manuel Jiménez and the Aguilar family of ceramists have not made folk art for Mexican consumption in years, much less for use in their own small communities.
Author: Marion Oettinger, Jr.
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
In his foreword, former New York governor and vice president of the United States Nelson A. Rockefeller remembers his first trip to Mexico in 1933 and his subsequent, life-long fascination with the Mexican people and their popular art. Rockefeller's collection of more than 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art is widely considered to be the most exceptional in the U.S., and Folk Treasures of Mexico celebrates these icons, created from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, with more than 150 photos of the pieces, many of which are quite rare. This updated edition of the long out-of-print book focusing on this stunning collection of Mexican folk art contains a new foreword by Rockefeller's daughter, Ann Rockefeller Roberts, and a new prologue by Marion Oettinger, Jr., the director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, who wrote the principal text about the collection. Oettinger describes the objects according to function: utilitarian, ceremonial, decorative, or for play. Among the many noteworthy objects are a wooden-carved centurion helmet mask from the eighteenth century depicting a Roman guard, which is one of the few remaining masks of this type in existence, and a nineteenth century ceramic pitcher from Oaxaca that combines many stylistic techniques. Other objects include a variety of children's toys, clothing, and items for eating and drinking. First published in 1990, the book also contains the original preface by Rockefeller's daughter, who was instrumental in finding permanent homes for her father's collection, which can now be found in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Including a glossary, bibliography, and chronology, Folk Treasures of Mexico is a must-read for anyone interested in Latin American art, culture, and history.
A further example of hybrid art that blends elements of elite and folk art is the reproduction in clay of the ... the city of Oaxaca planted with jacarandas.1 In the same town live the Aguilar sisters, folk artists by family tradition.
Author: Eli Bartra
Publisher: University of Wales Press
The aim of this book is to engender Mexican folk art and locate women at its centre by studying the processes of creation, distribution, and consumption, as well as examining iconographic aspects, and elements of class and ethnicity, from the perspective of gender. The author will demonstrate that the topic provides unique insights into Mexican culture, and has enormous relevance within and without the country, given the fact that much folk art is made for the United States and Europe, either in terms of the tourists who buy it on coming to Mexico, or that which is exported.
Oaxacan Ceramics : Traditional Folk Art by Oaxacan women . ... Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families . ... Ceramic ecology and the clay / fuel ratio : Modeling fuel consumption in Tlajinga 33 , Teotihuacan , Mexico , pp .
Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish Cynthia Weill. Rubí Fuentes and Efraín Broa are considered master ... They are members of one of Oaxaca's oldest wood carving families. Photo: Jorge Luis Santiago Pronunciation Guide ...
Author: Cynthia Weill
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Did you know that animals that live in one country don't always talk the same language as animals from somewhere else? Take a rooster, for instance. In English-speaking countries, he says cock-a-doodle-doo when he has a notion to announce himself or to greet the dawn. But in Spanish-speaking countries, he says ki-kiri-ki. Emerging readers will delight in identifying the animals depicted on each new page. And the bilingual text invites parent and child into an interactive and playful reading experience for acting out animal sounds in English and Spanish. Craftsman Rubí Fuentes and Efraín Broa from the Mexican state of Oaxaca fill the pages of Animal Talk with vibrant, wildly imaginative figures of familiar animals. Animal Talk is the fifth book in Cynthia Weill's charming First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series. It is her passion to promote the work of artisans from around the world through early concept books.
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Mexico features gorgeous full-color photos of the white-sand beaches, mysterious ruins, and colorful market towns that await you. Our authors have lived in and written about Mexico for years, so they're able to provide valuable insights and advice. They'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic, and show you the real heart of Mexico. Let them take you to exciting cities, charming colonial towns, lovely beach resorts, ancient ruins, traditional Maya villages, and natural wonders, from the Copper Canyon to the whale migration off Baja. You'll travel Mexico like a pro with our candid advice and handy Spanish-language glossary. Also included are accurate regional and town maps (including site plans of the major ruins), up-to-date advice on finding the best package deals, a free color fold-out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
... de Morelos, Oaxaca. Matriarch of a large family, she guides the production of the Aguilar family clay sculptures. Taught by her mother as a child, Josefina has become one of the most honored and recognized clay artists in Mexico.
Author: Stevie Mack
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The folk art inspired by Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and around the world, including the American Southwest, powerfully communicates the cultural traditions of this joyous holiday. As a companion volume to the authors' Day of the Dead, this book focuses on the artistic imagery of Day of the Dead, including the skulls, skeletons, and the iconic figure of Catrina, as seen in various pieces of market art, community art and contemporary art. The work and influence of important Mexican folk artists, such as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera, are represented and discussed. STEVIE MACK and KITTY WILLIAMS have led Day of the Dead art and cultural tours in Mexico for many years. Through their company CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Education Materials, Inc., they produce award-winning curriculum resources for schools and institutions, including video programs such as Flickering Lights: Days of the Dead. They live in Tucson, Arizona.
A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources, 3d ed. Betty-Carol Sellen. in Oaxaca, Mexico. Upon his return he settled in Austin, Texas, where he creates remarkable bottle shrines, paintings, and all kinds of decorated objects ...
Author: Betty-Carol Sellen
Much has changed in the world of self-taught art since the millennium. Many of the recognized “masters” have died and new artists have emerged. Many galleries have closed but few new ones have opened, as artists and dealers increasingly sell through websites and social media. The growth and popularity of auction houses have altered the relationship between artists and collectors. In its third edition, this book provides updated information on artists, galleries, museums, auctions, organizations and publications for both experienced and aspiring collectors of self-taught, outsider and folk art. Gallery and museum entries are organized geographically and alphabetically by state and city.
245 pages in Gloria Sanchez Yund Mexican Folk Art From Oaxaca Artist color with many photos ... Ann . We called to get more family trees , maps , shops and gallery and rooms , this is a book for you . information on the young lady .
Exploring Mexican Folk Art O ne of the most exciting things about vacationing in Oaxaca is the large artist community that ... Having grown up in a family of sculptors (my father took commissions for his work from around the world), ...
Publisher: Peachpit Press
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