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The Resource South of the border : México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947, James Oles ; with an essay by Karen Cordero Reiman

South of the border : México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947, James Oles ; with an essay by Karen Cordero Reiman

Label
South of the border : México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947
Title
South of the border
Title remainder
México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947
Statement of responsibility
James Oles ; with an essay by Karen Cordero Reiman
Title variation
  • Mexico in the American imagination
  • México en la imaginación norteamericano
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Richly illustrated with works of both high culture and commercial kitsch - many of them never before reproduced - South of the Border revisits an era when Mexico captured the North American imagination. Between the final years of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-17 and the immediate aftermath of World War II, dozens of U.S. painters and photographers flocked to Mexico, among them Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Marsden Hartley, Helen Levitt, Josef Albers, and Robert Motherwell. South of the Border reconsiders the work of these and other American artists, along with representative works of their Mexican contemporaries and examples of the vast quantities of commercial art - illustrated books and magazines, travel posters and postcards - and Mexican folk and tourist art that contributed to Americans' image of their neighbor to the south. Artists visiting or living in Mexico, Oles writes, were enthralled with the country's climate, pre-Columbian heritage, and folk culture. Especially during the Great Depression, not only artists but the general American public as well saw in Mexico an appealing alternative to the pressures of industrial society. Some artists, including Winold Reiss, Thomas Handforth, and Doris Rosenthal, won acclaim for their depictions of a seemingly timeless rural life in Mexican villages. Others, among them Pablo O'Higgins, Elizabeth Catlett, and Robert Mallary, fired their work with politics, bringing the movement for social reform directly to the people through large murals and popular graphics. In a bilingual text - English and Spanish - that accompanies more than 180 illustrations, Oles describes these and many other U.S. artists drawn to Mexico, placing their work in its original political and cultural context. An accompanying essay by Karen Cordero Reiman reexamines the history of Mexican art from 1910 through 1950, providing a fresh interpretation of a period long obscured by nationalist discourse and the domination of muralism. Published in cooperation with the Yale University Art Gallery, South of the Border includes capsule biographies and selected bibliographies for many of the artists discussed in the text
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
709.720904
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
South of the border : México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947, James Oles ; with an essay by Karen Cordero Reiman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
30033943
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
xix, 296 p.
Isbn
9781560982944
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
gb 94004595
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
South of the border : México en la imaginación norteamericana, 1914-1947 = Mexico in the American imagination, 1917-1947, James Oles ; with an essay by Karen Cordero Reiman
Publication
Control code
30033943
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
xix, 296 p.
Isbn
9781560982944
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
gb 94004595
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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