Publication date:25 May 2010
Length of book:304 pages
PublisherThe Wolfsonian–Florida International University
This Mexico-themed issue of The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts opens up new perspectives in the field of twentieth-century Mexican art and visual culture. It brings together research on a wide array of understudied developments in architecture, painting, decorative arts, propaganda and other media and reveals that Mexican modernism was more multifaceted than is typically proposed.
The essays collected here look beyond the most well-known aspects of postrevolutionary Mexican culture. Together, they provide an expanded portrait of the so-called Mexican Renaissance by addressing diverse (and sometimes contradictory) aesthetic and social proposals that embraced technological modernity, challenged gender hierarchies, employed aesthetic innovation, and entered into dialogue with international currents.
The contributors are Rafael Barajas (“El Fisgón”), Luis E. Carranza, Karen Cordero Reiman, Celeste Donovan, Esther Gabara, Alejandro Hernández Gálvez, Lynda Klich, Ana Elena Mallet, James Oles, Federica Zanco, and Carla Zurián de la Fuente.