The Crafts of Mexico

The Crafts of Mexico

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
Crafts of Mexico is a visual celebration of Mexican crafts, presenting page after page of full-color photographs alongside essays by leading art historians, interviews with and profiles of leading craftspeople, and appreciations by leading writers. The section on ceramics looks at the famous Talavera work from the colonial city of Puebla, and the fantastical creations of Tonalá and Metepec; detailed examinations of Mexican textiles, from Chiapas and Oaxaca, include histories of the weavings and a study of the symbolism in the patterns plus a special section on shawls. Basket weaving focuses on the well-known Seri baskets from Northern Mexico; tinwork spans from folk figures to cathedral alters; lacquerwork takes an in-depth look at Mexico’s adoption of this traditionally Asian craft; and much, much more. Beautifully illustrated, Crafts of Mexico is sure to become the authoritative work.

Baker & Taylor
A visual celebration of Mexican crafts pairs full-color photography with essays by leading art historians, interviews with and profiles of top craftspeople, and tributes by leading writers, in a volume that includes coverage of Mexican ceramics, textiles, weavings, tinwork, and lacquerwork.

Blackwell North Amer
Mexican crafts are not only a world of visual delights but also a world of ideas, and the 400 full-color photographs and illustrations are accompanied by essays by leading art historians, appreciations by eminent writers - including the Nobel laureate Octavio Paz - traditional songs, and oral poetry. Perhaps most important are the words of the craftspeople themselves. In-depth interviews with tinsmiths, weavers, and potters explore how they make what they make and what they think of the world.

Baker
& Taylor

A visual celebration of Mexican crafts pairs full-color photography with essays by leading art historians, interviews with and profiles of top craftspeople, and tributes by leading writers, in a volume that includes coverage of Mexican ceramics, textiles, weavings, tinwork, lacquerwork, and more. 12,000 first printing.

Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781588342126
1588342123
Branch Call Number: 745.50972 CRA
Characteristics: 358 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm
Alternative Title: Artes de México

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