Library JournalPresented by Fomento Cultural Banamex, which promotes master Mexican folk artists from all states in Mexico, in part through exhibitions in the United States and Europe, this volume reveals Mexico's unparalleled folk art traditions. Shown here are the works of 180 artisans, whose biographies comprise the text. Organized by media, the contents cover clay, wood, stone, textiles, metals, paper, leather, vegetable fibers, and various materials. Each artist is photographed in lovely, full-page portraits that capture his or her essence; the images delight with their colorful vitality while revealing intricate details and design elements of the works shown. Much more than a coffee-table book, this opulent work provides an evocative narrative of each artist's aesthetic, ancestral technique, and inspiration. Although for some libraries the high price may preclude purchase, this work is highly recommended for academic and special libraries with Mexican and folk art collections. Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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