Recommended Reading

México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde


Studying Mexican art from the beginning of the 1900's, through the Mexican revolution, and half way through the century, this book examines some of the most important works of arts by many of the most influential modern artists of Mexico. 

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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950


Comprised of over a dozen essays from art historians across North America, this book examines the development of Mexican Modernism, cover a wide range of mediums, from photography to murals.  

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Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time


This book explores the ongoing relationship between Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso. It reflects the international show for the pair that travelled from France to the United States and Mexico, showcasing almost 150 iconic works, including paintings, prints, and sculptures.

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Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit


This book examines the period of time in which Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived and worked in the city of Detroit. During this time, Rivera painted the Detroit Industry murals, arguably some of the most important works in the Americas of the 20st century, while Kahlo began to evolve her personal artistic style, almost unnoticed. 

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The Prints Of Rufino Tamayo: Catalogue Raisonné, 1925-1991


This bilingual (English-Spanish) catalogue raisonné of Rufino Tumayo's prints will reproduce in color every print--including xylographies, lithographies, silkscreens, artist's books and the late mixographies--ever made by the great Mexican artist. Tamayo made approximately 320 prints between 1925 and 1991. Many of them were made using different inks, and these ink colors are respected in the catalogue's printing; in several cases, the printing processes themselves will also be reproduced. Comprehensive and expert commentary is made on each print regarding print-run, workshop and publisher. This project has taken the Tamayo Museum and Foundation in Mexico City almost ten years of research to complete.

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Covarrubias in Bali


Miguel Covarrubias was a Mexican painter, illustrator, anthropologist, and art historian. Known for traveling the world and depicting a variety of different cultures in his artwork, this book specifically documents the time and Covarrubias spent in Bali, and the artwork he created while living, working, and studying there. 

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Fernando de Szyszlo


Influenced by both pre-Colombian culture and advent guard modern art, Fernando de Szyszlo is one of Latin America's most celebrated artists. This monograph is comprised of a large selection of artwork spanning the entirety of de Szyszlo's career. 

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Originally created in partnership with Gunther Gerzso, this book aims to reveal the influence Gerzsohad on the formation Modernism in Mexico, and how it relates to Abstract Expressionism in the USA.

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Siqueiros: Landscape Painter


This Monograph uncovers the masterhood behind the landscape paintings of Mexican master, David Alfaro Siqueiros. Many of the 150 landscape paintings produced by the artist were not charming scenes of a beach with palm trees, but instead ripe with political charge, depicting the destruction of future cities and "allegories of environmental devastation charged with the emotional vehemence..."

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