Book — 99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm + 1 booklet (8 p. : ill. ; 15 cm).
The second half of the nineteenth century is considered the golden age of children's literature. Is precisely at this moment that these two artist develop a great deal of illustrations for cheap books that were very fragile and ephemeral. The distinctive style of these artists conferred an unmistakable personality on that publications. With striking illustrations that for the first time are gathered and with constant reference to Mexican culture we find ourselves in a visual voyage on the highlights of Mexican Fairy Tales. Posada & Manilla: Illustrations for Mexican Fairy Tales is designed so the reader can feel how these little publications looked like. It includes a facsimile edition of one of the most beautiful booklets illustrated by Posada. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9788415118510 20160612
1st ed. - Mexico : Editorial RM : Museo Nacional de Arte ; New York, N.Y. : US distribution, Distributed Arte Publishers, 2008.
Book — vi, 299 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Best known for his epic mural production, Diego Rivera was also an important easel painter and - as this book eloquently demonstrates- an extraordinary illustrator. The volume takes a detailed and long overdue look at this rich and significant facet of Rivera's immense body of art: the illustrations he contributed to books and periodical publications over the course of his long career. Accompanying the numerous reproductions is a long and splendidly researched essay by noted art critic Raquel Tibol, an expert in the artist's work. The panorama of Rivera's themes - modernist poetry, political issues, Mexican folklore, pre-columbian America, and many others - take the reader on a tour of the history of Mexican art in the first half of the twentieth century. Even those who think they know Diego Rivera's work will find new aspects to explore in this beautiful book. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9788493612306 20160528
1st ed. - Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2006.
Book — 40 p.,  p. of plates (folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 24 cm.
Jose Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913), one of Mexico's most important graphic artists, influenced the generation who lived through and pictured the Mexican Revolution. His powerful and visually arresting newspaper illustrations and woodcut broadsides, whose subjects range from news to religion, from corridos (escapades of bandits and heroes) to calveras (skeletal figures associated with the Day of the Dead), reflect indigenous folk-art traditions. In these graphically powerful penny handbills, Posada responded to the political and social issues of his day, addressed cultural ills, and spread moral ideas. Focusing on the Art Institute of Chicago's impressive and previously unpublished collection of prints by Posada, this handsome book examines his work and places it in the larger context of Mexican printmaking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With beautiful reproductions of Posada's forceful and lively prints, as well as fascinating technical analyses of these works, the book is essential to anyone interested in the graphic arts of Latin America. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300121377 20160527