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Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

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Publisher Comments:

From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti. Dear Primo covers the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of two very different childhoods, while also emphasizing how alike Charlie and Carlitos are at heart. Spanish words are scattered among the English text, providing a wonderful way to introduce the language and culture of Mexico to young children.
Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork.

Review:

"Suggestive of stained glass windows, Tonatiuh's mixed-media collages combine ancient Mexican art motifs with blocky, stylized figures, to pay tribute to this versatile artist. Rivera paired classical and modern techniques with traditional Mexican aesthetics to create socially and politically relevant murals. Tonatiuh invites readers to speculate about what Rivera might paint if he were alive today — 'would he paint students at their desks... just as he painted factory workers in the production line?' — while creating vignettes whose symmetries draw further connections between past and present. Tonatiuh's biography celebrates Rivera, but focuses on the inspiration driving artistic expression in his time and in our own. Ages 5 — 9. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a recent graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, where he studied writing and illustration. His first book, Dear Primo, was published in spring 2010. He divides his time between New York City and Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810997318
Author:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Painters -- Mexico.
Subject:
Rivera, Diego
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
05-09

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Suggestive of stained glass windows, Tonatiuh's mixed-media collages combine ancient Mexican art motifs with blocky, stylized figures, to pay tribute to this versatile artist. Rivera paired classical and modern techniques with traditional Mexican aesthetics to create socially and politically relevant murals. Tonatiuh invites readers to speculate about what Rivera might paint if he were alive today — 'would he paint students at their desks... just as he painted factory workers in the production line?' — while creating vignettes whose symmetries draw further connections between past and present. Tonatiuh's biography celebrates Rivera, but focuses on the inspiration driving artistic expression in his time and in our own. Ages 5 — 9. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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