Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists

Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists

by Margaret Sayers Peden

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book presents a broad overview of the arts in contemporary Mexico, with interviews, photographs, and selections from the works of more than 50 of Mexico's most eminent living artists. All the arts are represented, from dance to architecture, from poetry to painting. Many of the names will be unfamiliar to North American readers, while others--such as Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Rufino Tamayo--will be quite well known. As Peden demonstrates, the artistic and social worlds of all these artists intermix, as do their recurring themes of myth and death. The photographic portraits are an elegant accompaniment to Peden's text. Peden has published books on contemporary Latin American literature ( The Latin American Short Story: A Critical History , LJ 7/83) and has translated works of Paz, Fuentes, Sor Juana, Pablo Neruda, and others. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with strong collections in Latin American art and literature.-- Mary Margaret Benson, Lin field Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Ore.
In interviews and photographic portraits, Peden and Carole Patterson bring together 49 of Mexico's most acclaimed artists in the performing, visual, and literary arts. Invited into the artists' studios and work spaces, the author and photographer discuss with them individual conceptions of reality and their expression in media as diverse as paint, clay, stone, wood, pen, and theater. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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