Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery, 1890-1910 / Edition 1

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An intriguing study of the popular culture of early twentieth century Mexico as seen through the penny broadsheets--bullfighters, bandits, politics, and the revolution.

"Close examination of Posada's work in context, including shocking crimes, executions, folkloric subjects, bandits, the coming of the Revolution, sources of Posada's style, etc., which help in understanding his spontaneous working-class outlook"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780826319043
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Series: Broadsheet Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 793,766
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Frank is a writer who resides in Venice, California. His recent scholarly work has focused on Latin American graphic arts.
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Table of Contents

A Note on the Illustrations
Introduction 3
1 Shocking Crimes: Simply Sensational 19
2 Prisons and Executions: Posada on the Wider World of Crime 39
3 Folkloric Subjects and Rural Heroes 71
4 Broadsheet Bandits and Public Opinion 87
5 Posada and the Cultural Politics of Bullfighting 129
6 Broadsheet Views of Urban Modernity 167
7 The Coming of the Revolution 203
8 Posada's Rediscovery 229
Notes 239
Bibliography 251
Index 257
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