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Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots (Economy Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

Art critic, historian and journalist Anita Brenner (1905-1974) is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art, culture, and political history of Mexico. Idols Behind Altars is her influential historical and critical study of modern Mexican art and its roots. It was one of the first books to afford Mexican art the same serious considerations as European and Asian art and remains indispensable for anyone interested in the subject. The works of such major figures as Diego Rivera, Jóse Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Francisco Goitia and Jean Charlot are examined in the cultural context of pre-Columbian times through the 19th century. Brenner's astute analysis of Mexican history, her keen insights into revolutionary politics, and her passionate advocacy of Mexican art infuse this book with seminal importance. 117 illustrations — including some early photographs by Edward Weston — enhance the text.

Book News Annotation:

Featuring 118 b&w illustrations, this volume interprets modern Mexican art, tracing its roots to pre-Columbian times. Early chapters examine the region's intrinsic association between art and religion and the role of iconography in Mexican art. In the final section, Brenner (affiliation not cited) examines the return to native values in the work of artists such as Diego Rivera, Jos<'e> Clemente Orozco, and Jean Charlot. Originally published in 1929 (Payson & Clarke, New York). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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- Lowest-priced edition available- Standard book size (53/16 X 81/4); excellent production quality- Enduring works of literature- Often required reading i n graduate and undergraduate courses

Synopsis:

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. The works of such major figures as Diego Rivera, J&oacute;se Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Francisco Goitia are examined. 118 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

PART ONE

  MEXICAN MESSIAH

  THE PYRAMID PLANTERS

  THE WHITE REDEEMERS

  CHURRIGUERESQUE

PART TWO

  "EARTH, STRAW, AND FLESH"

  THE DARK MADONNA

  PAINTED MIRACLES

  THE REFORM OF PROVIDENCE

  POSADA THE PROPHET

  TRAVAIL

PART THREE

  INVENTORY

  THE SYNDICATE OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS

  DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS

  JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO

  DIEGO RIVERA

  FRANCISCO GOITIA

  JEAN CHARLOT

  REVOLUTION AND RENASCENCE

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486423036
Author:
Brenner, Anita
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Art, mexican
Subject:
Indian mythology
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, Mexican -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art, Mexican - 19th century
Subject:
Art, Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
number 1
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
118 drawings and photographs
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1 lb

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Product details 432 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486423036 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - Lowest-priced edition available- Standard book size (53/16 X 81/4); excellent production quality- Enduring works of literature- Often required reading i n graduate and undergraduate courses
"Synopsis" by ,
Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. The works of such major figures as Diego Rivera, J&oacute;se Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Francisco Goitia are examined. 118 black-and-white illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.
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