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The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts

Mexico Theme Issue, Issue 26 Edited by Lynda Klich, and Jonathan Mogul
  • Copyright: 2010
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 10
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Illustrations: 139 color/77 b&w illustrations
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-930776-18-0
  • Distributed by the Penn State Press
    for The Wolfsonian-FIU

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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.

Lynda Klich is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Hunter College, CUNY.

Jon Mogul is Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Programs at The Wolfsonian–Florida International University.

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