Item description for Phyllis La Farge & Magdalena Caris: Painted Walls of Mexico by Phyllis La Farge...
When author Phyllis La Farge and photographer Magdalena Caris recently took a journey from the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz to the town of Coatepec, they noted that on the facades of countless public and private buildings, improvised murals had been painted. The wit and exuberance of these wall paintings, whether commercial or simply decorative, suggested an urban visual lingo that could be traced to the ancestral murals of pre-Columbian Mexico, and La Farge and Caris decided that they deserved closer study. Somewhere between a scholarly investigation and a travel book, Painted Walls of Mexico documents these often anonymous interventions. As Homero Aridjis writes in the preface, "Painted Walls is not only an invaluable testimony to this undervalued art which is disappearing from our streets, but honors the unknown artists who, with humor and imagination but without the slightest recognition, convert the streets of their town into an open gallery."
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Studio: Turner/A&R Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Turner/A&R Press
ISBN 9689056239 ISBN13 9789689056232
Reviews - What do customers think about Phyllis La Farge & Magdalena Caris: Painted Walls of Mexico?
Painted Walls of Mexico is a treasure Dec 16, 2008
This is a beautiful book - beautiful visually and beautifully written. The gorgeous colors in the paintings are vividly captured in the photographs, and the accompanying text is filled with interesting insight into the history and the contemporary culture of Mexico. We delight in the joyous colors the book brings into our home and the insight we have gained about our neighboring country.