Synopses & Reviews
In rural Mexico, folk festivals and the dances that accompany them mark the high point of life. In preparation for these festivities, local artisans combine Old and New World traditions to forge an awe-inspiring array of masks, many of which are acclaimed and sought after by international collectors. This strikingly illustrated volume celebrates these wonderfully inventive masks and their creators in a rich display of artistry, vitality, beauty, and whimsy. Including a spectacular gallery of 130 full-color photographs and a fascinating text, Mask Arts of Mexico will inspire and inform anyone with an interest in folk art, photography, or anthropology.
About the Author
Ruth D. Lechuga is a lecturer, teacher, and author of numerous books and articles on Mexican folk art. Her impressive collection of Mexican popular art includes textiles, pottery, and over one thousand masks. She lives in Mexico City.
Chloe Sayer has authored many acclaimed publications about Mexican art including Arts and Crafts of Mexico (Chronicle Books, 1990) and The Traditional Architecture of Mexico (with Maria Yampolsky). She lives in London.
David Lavender was the photographer for Arts and Crafts of Mexico. He has worked for many years for the London Sunday Times and other prestigious newspapers and magazines.