Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery, 1890-1910

Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery, 1890-1910

by Patrick Frank, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Jose Guadalupe Posada
     
 

Jose Guadalupe Posada is one of the most important graphic artists of modern Mexico. This book offers a close examination of his extensive broadsheet work in its original context: the murders, disasters, revolts, and popular heroes that engaged the attention of the public in Mexico City in the declining years of Porfirio Diaz's dictatorship. Patrick Frank analyzes the… See more details below

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Jose Guadalupe Posada is one of the most important graphic artists of modern Mexico. This book offers a close examination of his extensive broadsheet work in its original context: the murders, disasters, revolts, and popular heroes that engaged the attention of the public in Mexico City in the declining years of Porfirio Diaz's dictatorship. Patrick Frank analyzes the sources of Posada's style in Mexican and European prints and cartoons and shows how he altered them to fill his illustrations with vigor and life. Frank shows that Posada's outlook was that of the working class and that he depicted the stories of his day from a vantage point belonging neither to the defenders of the regime nor to its organized opposition. This book brings fresh insights to the work of a major figure in Mexican art history.

Editorial Reviews

Steven Heller
...[O]ffers an insightful analysis of both the art and the history of the time when it was created.
New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826319036
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.03(d)

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