Mexico illustrated, 1920-1950

Author: Salvador Albiñana

Publisher: Ediciones Rm

ISBN: 9786077515562

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 9342


'México ilustrado' despliega una selección de las ilustraciones que acompañan a libros, revistas y carteles publicados de 1920 a 1950. Por su propuesta estética, didáctica o de propaganda política, se muestran libros en defensa de la Revolución, cuentos para niños, ensayos de orientación socialista y literatura de ficción, en convivencia con una gran variedad de revistas que oscilan entre la vanguardia y la edificación de una nueva visión de México y los mexicanos. Destacan imágenes de Diego Rivera, Ramón Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, el Dr. Atl, Carlos Mérida, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma y Leopoldo Méndez, entre otros.


Author: Mariana Aguirre,Rosa Sarabia,Renée M. Silverman,Ricardo Vasconcelos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110527839

Category: Art

Page: 570

View: 3349


Futurism Studies in its canonical form has followed in the steps of Marinetti's concept of Futurisme mondial, according to which Futurism had its centre in Italy and a large number of satellites around Europe and the rest of the globe. Consequently, authors of textbook histories of Futurism focus their attention on Italy, add a chapter or two on Russia and dedicate next to no attention to developments in other parts of the world. Futurism Studies tends to sees in Marinetti's movement the font and mother of all subsequent avant-gardes and deprecates the non-European variants as mere 'derivatives'. Vol. 7 of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies will focus on one of these regions outside Europe and demonstrate that the heuristic model of centre – periphery is faulty and misleading, as it ignores the originality and inventiveness of art and literature in Latin America. Futurist tendencies in both Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries may have been, in part, 'influenced' by Italian Futurism, but they certainly did no 'derive' from it. The shift towards modernity took place in Latin America more or less in parallel to the economic progress made in the underdeveloped countries of Europe. Italy and Russia have often been described as having originated Futurism because of their backwardness compared to the industrial powerhouses England, Germany and France. According to this narrative, Spain and Portugal occupied a position of semi-periphery. They had channelled dominant cultural discourses from the centre nations into the colonies. However, with the rise of modernity and the emergence of independence movements, cultural discourses in the colonies undertook a major shift. The revolt of the European avant-garde against academic art found much sympathy amongst Latin American artists, as they were engaged in a similar battle against the canonical discourses of colonial rule. One can therefore detect many parallels between the European and Latin American avant-garde movements. This includes the varieties of Futurism, to which Yearbook 2017 will be dedicated. In Europe, the avant-garde had a complex relationship to tradition, especially its 'primitivist' varieties. In Latin America, the avant-garde also sought to uncover and incorporate alternative, i.e. indigenous traditions. The result was a hybrid form of art and literature that showed many parallels to the European avant-garde, but also had other sources of inspiration. Given the large variety of indigenous cultures on the American continent, it was only natural that many heterogeneous mixtures of Futurism emerged there. Yearbook 2017 explores this plurality of Futurisms and the cultural traditions that influenced them. Contributions focus on the intertextual character of Latin American Futurisms, interpret works of literature and fine arts within their local setting, consider modes of production and consumption within each culture as well as the forms of interaction with other Latin American and European centres. 14 essays locate Futurism within the complex network of cultural exchange, unravel the Futurist contribution to the complex interrelations between local and the global cultures in Latin America and reveal the dynamic dialogue as well as the multiple forms of cross-fertilization that existed amongst them.

Farewell to Surrealism

The Dyn Circle in Mexico

Author: Annette Leddy,Donna Conwell

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061186

Category: Art

Page: 71

View: 509


This volume accompanies the exhibition Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico, held at the Getty Research Institute, 2 October 2012-17 February 2013.

Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920-1950

The Cosmic Generation

Author: Ellie Guerrero

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319924745

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 4366


Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920–1950 tells the story of the arts explosion that launched at the end of the Mexican revolution, when composers, choreographers, and muralists had produced state-sponsored works in wide public spaces. The book assesses how the “cosmic generation” in Mexico connected the nation-body and the dancer’s body in artistic movements between 1920 and 1950. It first discusses the role of dance in particular, the convergences of composers and visual artists in dance productions, and the allegorical relationship between the dancer's body and the nation-body in state-sponsored performances. The arts were of critical import in times of political and social transition, and the dynamic between the dancer’s body and the national body shifted as the government stance had also shifted. Second, this book examines more deeply the involvement of US artists and patrons in this Mexican arts movement during the period. Given the power imbalance between north and south, these exchanges were vexed. Still, the results for both parties were invaluable. Ultimately, this book argues in favor of the benefits that artists on both sides of the border received from these exchanges.

Bernard Plossu in Mexico

Vamonos!: 1965-1966, 1970, 1974, 1981

Author: Bernard Plossu,Salvador Albiñana,Juan Garcia de Oteyza

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597112765

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 9874


For more than fifteen years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes, and a culture in flux. ¡Vámanos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventure of this travelers four journeys, the first in 196566 and the last in 1981. His black-and-white and color images have transfixed generations of young people in France, who cherish him in the way young Americans celebrate Jack Kerouac. Plossus romantic vision encompasses coquettish women, peasants at work, fog-wrapped trails in the jungle, and waves lapping at sandy beaches. Yet Plossu is also aware of poverty and the challenges facing a modernizing society, and his photographs capture the nobility of all his subjects. Along with more than three hundred photographs, organized into chapters representing each of his Mexican journeys, this first compilation of Plossus Mexican work includes an essay by prominent French photo editor Claude Nori that highlights Plossus vagabond spirit. Additional commentaries are provided by renowned writers, including the books editor, Salvador Albiñana, and Emmanuel Guigon, Francisco Salinas, Alfonso Morales, and José Agustín.

The Wonder of American Toys, 1920-1950

Author: Charles Dee Sharp

Publisher: Collectors Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1888054700

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 8394


The Wonder of American Toys reflects not only the toys of perhaps the most formative era of American history, but what they meant to the children who played with them and to the society that produced them.

Receive Our Memories

The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952

Author: José Orozco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199340420


Page: 290

View: 2873


"Receive our Memories is a rare study of an epistolary relationship for individuals whose migration from Mexico has been looked at en masse, but not from such a personal and human angle. The heart of the book consists of eighty translated and edited versions of letters from Luz Moreno, a poor, uneducated Mexican sharecropper, to his daughter, a recent aemigrae to California, in the 1950s. These are contextualized and framed in light of immigration and labor history, the histories of Mexico and the United States in this period, and family history. Although Moreno's letters include many of the affective concerns and quotidian subject matter that are the heart and soul of most immigrant correspondence, they also reveal his deep attachment to a wider world that he has never seen. They include extensive discussions on the political events of his day (the Cold War, the Korean War, the atomic bomb, the conflict between Truman and MacArthur), ruminations on culture and religion (the role of Catholicism in the modern world, the dangers of Protestantism to Mexican immigrants to the United States), and extensive deliberations on the philosophical questions that would naturally preoccupy the mind of an elderly and sick man: Is life worth living? What is death? Will I be rewarded or punished in death? What does it mean to live a moral life? The thoughtfulness of Moreno's meditations and quantity of letters he penned, provide historians with the rare privilege of reading a part of the Mexican national narrative that, as Mexican author Elena Poniatowska notes, is usually "written daily, and daily erased."--Provided by publisher.

Ghosts of the Revolution in Mexican Literature and Visual Culture

Revisitations in Modern and Contemporary Creative Media

Author: Erica Segre

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 2152


The official centenary commemorating the Mexican Revolution of 1910 led to this specially commissioned volume, which explores notions such as 'revisitation', haunting and memorialization through a detailed examination of Mexican art, photography, film, narrative fiction, periodicals, travel-testimonies and poetry.