Popular Arts of Mexico: 1850-1950

Popular Arts of Mexico: 1850-1950

by Donna McMenamin
     
 
One hundred years worth of quality Mexican popular art, including pottery, clay figures, marionettes, straw mosaics, Talavera, clay banks, coconut banks, laquerware, wood panels and rugs, from 1850-1950, is covered here with over 370 color photographs illustrating over 675 objects. Collecting hints are included in every chapter. The book concludes with room shots,

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One hundred years worth of quality Mexican popular art, including pottery, clay figures, marionettes, straw mosaics, Talavera, clay banks, coconut banks, laquerware, wood panels and rugs, from 1850-1950, is covered here with over 370 color photographs illustrating over 675 objects. Collecting hints are included in every chapter. The book concludes with room shots, illustrating many beautiful options for displaying collections. A values reference guide is also included.

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Inspired by the 1990 exhibition of the Nelson A. Rockefeller collection of folk art at the San Antonio Museum of Art (Folk Treasures of Mexico: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, LJ 10/15/90), McMenamin, a collector and dealer, began to research the history, techniques, and artisans who produced these popular arts during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Individual chapters discuss pottery, clay figures and banks, talavera (majolica), marionettes, straw mosaics, coconut banks, laquerware, loteria (drawings of games), wax figures, bas-relief wood panels, sarapes and rugs, and home furnishings. Her personal interviews and comprehensive research have led to the identification of artisans and diagrams of artisan family trees. Included are examples of identification markings and a discussion of motifs. Well illustrated with 370 photographs of 675 objects and photographs of scenes from Mexican markets from the 1920s and 1930s, this title is recommended for large public and academic libraries.-Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764300264
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.32(h) x 1.07(d)

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