Readings in Latin American Modern Art / Edition 1

Readings in Latin American Modern Art / Edition 1

by Patrick Frank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102550

ISBN-13: 9780300102550

Pub. Date: 05/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This important and welcome volume is the first English-language anthology of writings on Latin American modern art of the twentieth century. The book includes some fifty seminal essays and documents -- including statements, interviews, and manifestoes by artists -- that encompass the broad diversity of this emerging field. Many of these materials are difficult to…  See more details below

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This important and welcome volume is the first English-language anthology of writings on Latin American modern art of the twentieth century. The book includes some fifty seminal essays and documents -- including statements, interviews, and manifestoes by artists -- that encompass the broad diversity of this emerging field. Many of these materials are difficult to access, and some are translated here for the first time. Together the selections explore the breadth and depth of Latin American modern art as well as its distinctive evolution apart from American and European art history.

Included in this collection are fascinating ideas and insights on the impact of the avant-garde in the 1920s, the Mexican mural movement, Surrealism and other fantasy-based styles, modern architecture, geometric and optical art, concrete and neoconcrete art, and political conceptualism. For students and scholars of Latin American art, the volume offers an invaluable collection of primary and secondary sources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102550
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
804,122
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Saturnino Herran : "Our Gods" mural project3
Dr. Atl5
Untitled statements10
Manifesto of Martin Fierro12
Don Pedro Figari14
Regional autonomy17
Emilio Pettoruti19
The situation of the modern artist22
Anthropophagite Manifesto24
Manifesto of the Grupo Minorista : Havana, 7 May 192728
Manifesto of the Union of Mexican Workers, Technicians, Painters, and Sculptors33
Rockefellers ban Lenin in RCA mural and dismiss Rivera36
Diego Rivera's mural in the Palace of Fine Arts43
Orozco "explains"48
Francisco Goitia : Tata Jesucristo51
Los Tres Jircas (The three peaks)54
Latin America faces the Quincentenary : an interview with Oswaldo Guayasamin61
Haitian art... how it started67
A visit with Hector Hyppolite73
A world created by magic : excerpts from a conversation with Andre Pierre76
Frida Kahlo's bus accident79
Leonora Carrington81
Two theories of contemporary Mexican painting89
Syncretism and syntax in the art of Wifredo Lam91
Aula Magna Hall103
Olympic Stadium105
Modernity in Mexico : the case of the Ciudad Universitaria107
The new art of America135
Inventionist Manifesto142
The founding of Madi144
An interview with Fernando de Szyszlo148
Alejandro Obregon154
GRAV Manifesto : transforming the current situation in plastic art161
Color and the history of painting164
Reflections on color166
Artist's statement168
Serialization170
Artist's statement171
Neo-Concrete Manifesto
Ferreira Gullar172
Beasts [Bichos] 1960176
Tropicalia : March 4, 1968177
"Tropicalia"180
Afro-Brazilian symbolism in the art of Rubem Valentim182
The cactus curtain187
Chaos as a structure194
A Latin answer to Pop199
The perils of popularity : an interview with Fernando Botero203
The death of a mural movement209
An interview with Luis Cruz Azaceta212
In the studio : Miguel Von Dangel218
Cries from the wilderness223
Everyone needs a Madonna : a visit with Gonzalo Diaz227
The Catherwood Project230
Miami No Es Los Estados Unidos233
Miguel Angel Rios : epics from the earth237
Impossible weavings242
Nahum Zenil's Con Todo Respeto247
Marks of the journey : Roberto Merino and Eugenio Dittborn250

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