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Book Dealers in Mexico City

Book Dealers in Mexico City   Librería Madero Avenida Madero 12 Tel 011-52-55-10-20-68 / Fax 55-21-01-91 (On Madero down same block, same side as Sanborn’s House of Tiles towards Zócalo.) Librería Gandhi Several locations but easiest is on Juárez diagonally … Continue reading

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Ceramics

Ceramics   Ceramica de Tlaquepaque 1920-1945 Artes de Mexico – Vol 87, 2007 From the 1920s to the 1950s, the glazed earthenware of Tlaquepaque underwent a revival thanks in part to the presence of artists like Roberto Montenegro, Doctor Atl, … Continue reading

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Chiapas

Chiapas   Artífices y Artesanías de Chiapas – CONACULTURA, 2000 (In Spanish) ISBN 970-0697-003-7 Big beautiful book on the artisans and the folk art of Chiapas. Expensive but important because except for its textiles there is so little info on … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead

Days of the Dead   Days of the Dead in Mexico The series by Mary J. Andrade: Large format, softcover, beautifully photographed, done by region. One book is on Michoacán, another on Oaxaca and another on Mexico City, Mixquic & … Continue reading

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General Texts

General Texts   Arte Popular Mexicano: Cinco Siglos (2 Vol.), Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1996 and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1997.  Two volumes covering the interpretation and adaptation of art forms in folk culture. Filled with excellent illustrations. … Continue reading

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Lacquerware

Lacquerware   Lacas Mexicanas by the Museo Franz Mayer 1997 (English Translation in back) – ISBN 968-6533-56-7 Amazingly there is not any general book on 20th Century Mexican lacquer, a very Mexican tradition.

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Children’s Books

Children’s Books   Abuela’s Weave – Author: Omar S. Castaneda Description: Paperback 32 pages or Hardcover; 1993 Parent’s Choice Award Honoree; Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly – This story portrays the loving rapport between a child and her weaver grandmother; … Continue reading

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Masks

Masks Behind the Mask in Mexico Janet Brody Esser, New Mexico Press, 1988. ISBN 0890131880 A great companion to Barbara Maulin’s book which is a good survey for budding collectors. Esser’s book is very scholarly but also very readable in … Continue reading

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Museums with Mexican Folk Art

Museums with Mexican Folk Art Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA – www.fmch.ucla.edu – An ethnographic museum with excellent exhibits, has large holding of Mexican folk art and Precolumbian art. Past exhibits include “Nagual in the Garden” and “Ceramic … Continue reading

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Museums in Mexico City

MUSEUMS IN MEXICO CITY Museo de Arte Popular – www.map.org.mx – Mexico City Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares – www.culturaspopularesindigenas.gob.mex – Hidalgo 289, Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacán (near Diego Rivera’s house, Anahuacalli) Click on “English.”  For researchers, click on Publicaciones. … Continue reading

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