Item description for Covarrubias (Spanish Edition) by Williams & Adriana...
Miguel Covarrubias es un hombre indispensable en la historia cultural de Mxico. Su pasin por la antropologa, la arqueologa, la historia, la pintura, la danza y otras muchas artes, lo colocan entre los personajes ms vitales de nuestro pas. Conocer su vida significa descubrir la evolucin artstica de Mxico en las primeras dcadas del siglo XX.
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Studio: Fondo de Cultura Economica
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 7.7" Height: 1.6" Weight: 3.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2000
Publisher Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
ISBN 9681657942 ISBN13 9789681657949
Reviews - What do customers think about Covarrubias (Spanish Edition)?
The Ultimate Covarrubias Jun 24, 2008
There is no better documentation of Covarrubias, his charmed and richly productive life, and the complicity of his partnership with Rosa, until it all fell apart. An invaluable resource, revealing a singular chapter in 20th century art, society, and the rediscovery of the ancient Mexican legacy.
a genius of life and art Sep 1, 2001
Though less well known than Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Miguel and Rosa Covarrubias were much more interesting as people and as artists. Miguel Covarrubias had the good fortune to emerge in a golden age when art and adventure met at the fabulous intersection that was the 1920s. It is unimaginable now that a serious anthropolgist could have been regularly published as a caricaturist for Vanity Fair, and simultaneously take part in the Harlem Renaissance (his drawings celebrating modern urban black life remain an extraordinary and vivid document of this movement). Add to that his year-long sojourn in Bali that produced a seminal work on the culture, complete with brilliant drawings, and his innovative research on Mexico's pre-Columbian history -- and throw in the exquisiste presence of Rosa, dancer, painter and fellow-explorer...an enviable life, an inspiration to any and all who have more than one interest or talent. The book is filled with fascinating photographs and reproductions of the work created by this mesmerizing, orignal pair.
Great reading Jul 18, 2001
This book was so much fun to read! Covarrubias (and his wife Rosa) led the most fascinating lives. They were both great artists who also spent a great deal of time with other great artists, writers, musicians, actors and philanthropists of the early-mid 20th century in Mexico and the US including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Zora Neal Hurston, Nelson Rockerfeller,Delores del Rio, just to name a few. Today unfortunately Miguel Covarrubias is one the great overlooked Mexican artists (writer and anthropologist) of the 20th century. He was involved with many different cultural and artistic studies including the visual arts, theater, dance, music and later ethnology and anthropology. As a student of the ancient Americas I was familiar with his work as an anthropologist but that was only a very small part of the many things he did in his short lifetime. He has made significant contributions to the world of art through his famous caricatures for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, numerous books and drawings as cultural studies especially of the Island of Bali and ancient Mexican cultures, incredible murals, and stunning portraits of many of the artistic celebrities of his time.