As the artist is more than his art, so this book is more than a collection of pictures. Here is the essence of Mexico's greatest living sculptor, reflected in his own words, in critical commentary, and in strikingly dramatic representations of his work. Part I, "Conversations," distills a series of exclusive interviews with Zuñiga that have never before been published. In frankly discussing his life and art, the sculptor lends fascinating and sometimes controversial insights into his society and cultural milieu. Part II, "Interpretations," offers Sheldon Reich's stylistic analysis of Zuñiga's work as it has evolved through various media over a forty year period. Highlighting this impressive volume are more than one hundred black-and-white photographs depicting the artist, his models, his studio, and of course his incomparable sculptures. Included are not only rare prints of projects that have been destroyed, but glimpses of unfinished pieces as well. Thus embracing past, present, and future, the book itself will stand as a monument to an artist whose own monuments inspire the admiration of millions.