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Mexico witnessed an exciting revival of printmaking alongside its better-known public mural program in the decades after the 1910–20 revolution. Major artists such as José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo produced numbers of prints that furthered the social and political reforms of the revolution and helped develop a uniquely Mexican cultural identity. This groundbreaking book is the first to undertake an in-depth examination of these prints, the vital contributions Mexicos printmakers made to modern art, and their influence on coming generations of foreign artists.

Along with a thorough discussion of the printmaking practices of Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, Tamayo, and others, the book features some 300 handsomely illustrated prints––many previously unpublished. Essays by distinguished scholars investigate the dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and other countries at this time. They analyze the work of such Mexican artists as Emilio Amero and Jesús Escobedo, who traveled abroad, and such international artists as Elizabeth Catlett and Jean Charlot, who came to Mexico. They also discuss the important roles of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, a flourishing print workshop founded in Mexico City in 1937, and the Weyhe Gallery in New York, which published and distributed prints by many of these artists during the 1920s and 1930s. Together, the prints and essays tell the fascinating history of Mexicos graphic-arts movement in the first half of the 20th century.

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John Ittmann is Curator of Prints, and Innis Howe Shoemaker is the Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. James M. Wechsler is an independent scholar based in New York. Lyle W. Williams is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio.

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jeff vanden Boom, April 30, 2008 (view all comments by jeff vanden Boom)
My love for mexican artwork is one of the most emotional reasons I look for in art. I have been studying Mexican and Precolumbian art for 30 years.
there is a story being told by all Mexican artwork, it has soul.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780300120042
Author:
Ittmann, John
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Contribution by:
Williams, Lyle W.
Contribution by:
Wechsler, James M.
Contribution:
Shoemaker, Howe
Contribution:
Wechsler, James M.
Contribution:
Williams, Lyle W.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Techniques - Printmaking
Subject:
Prints, Mexican - 20th century
Subject:
Art and society - Mexico - History -
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
General Art
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
A Revolution in the
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w + 186 duotone + 91 color illus.
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 3.9 lb

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