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Mexican Calendar Girls: Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos
     

Mexican Calendar Girls: Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos

by Angela Villalba, Carlos Monsivais (Foreword by)
 

A truly popular art form, the glamorous paintings of Mexican calendar girls have a long and fascinating historyas advertisements, enticements, and emblems of Mexican cultural heritage and pride. The result of years of research, this playful and informative book reproduces more than 150 vibrantly colorful calendar images, plus archival photographs and other

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A truly popular art form, the glamorous paintings of Mexican calendar girls have a long and fascinating historyas advertisements, enticements, and emblems of Mexican cultural heritage and pride. The result of years of research, this playful and informative book reproduces more than 150 vibrantly colorful calendar images, plus archival photographs and other materials that illuminate their creation. A fully bilingual text gives an overview of the calendars' social and cultural history, along with biographies of the talented artists who created them. Also including a foreword by the renowned Mexican cultural critic Carlos Monsivis, Mexican Calendar Girls presents this popular and delightful art as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811853156
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
08/24/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Angela Villalba lived in southern Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout the country. She operates a Mexican import business and hosts workshops on Mexican folk art and culture. She lives in Southern California.

Carlos Monsiváis is Mexico's leading cultural critic and one of Latin America's most esteemed social commentators. He lives in Mexico City.

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