Mexico Modern : Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945 - the exhibition catalogue from Museum of the City of New York available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Mexico Modern : Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945

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A beautiful book about Mexican art and design in the early 20th century

The 1920s and ’30s were a time of incredible creativity and influence for modern Mexican art, as a dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States—which included artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo; photographers such as Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo; and designers such as Miguel Covarrubias and William Spratling—helped shape a new Mexican cultural identity in the wake of the tumultuous revolution.

This exhibition catalogue for a show at the Museum of the City of New York draws on the collection of the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, as well as other museums, to showcase the brilliant art made by Mexican artists in the period while also setting it in context, showing how it was championed by journalists, publishers, and promoters in both Mexico and the United States. Full of stunning reproductions of works both familiar and less well known, Mexico Modern showcases a truly remarkable place and time in the history of art.

  • Authors: Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Date published: October 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3777428567
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 22.8 cm


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