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La Tradicion Del Amate -Innovacion Y Protesta En El Arte Mexicano; The Amate Tradition - Innovation and Dissent in Mexican Art

Amith, Jonathan D.

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ISBN 10: 9686272089 / ISBN 13: 9789686272086
Editorial: Mexican Fine Art Center, La Casa De Las Imagenes, Chicago; Ciudad De Mexico, 1995
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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168 p.; Spanish and English text; Very Good condition. Size: 29 cm Tall. N° de ref. de la librería 4218

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Título: La Tradicion Del Amate -Innovacion Y ...

Editorial: Mexican Fine Art Center, La Casa De Las Imagenes, Chicago; Ciudad De Mexico

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro: Very Good

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This handsome book and the exhibit from which it arose began in 1990 as a political project--to raise national and international concsciousness to prevent the construction of a hydroelectric dam that would forcibly relocate 40,000 indegenous residents of the Balsas River basin in central Guerrrero, Mexico. It succeeded--both in stopping the dam, and in resurrecting and developing an art medium: amate.

Since precolumbian times amate has been made from tree bark, which is crushed, pounded into flat sheets, and dried. The contemporary artists in this collection use bright color and subtle texture to create artworks that have now become highly collectible.

Background to this artistic and political reawakening is presented through written and visual essays on the archaeology, history, and ethnography of the region. The book closes with a selection of twenty contemporary photographs that capture the multifaceted world of the Balsas River basin villages. The entire text is presented in both Spanish and English.

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Published by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, and Casa de las Imagenes, S.A. de c.v., Mexico City.

Distributed by The University of New Mexico Press

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