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Mexican Calendar Girls

Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos

By Angela Villalba,Foreword by Carlos Monsivis

8 x 10-1/2 in; 144 pp;
full-color images throughout
Paperback
August 2006
ISBN 9780811853156
ISBN10 0811853152

SKU# 9780811853156

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A truly popular art form, the glamorous paintings of Mexican calendar girls have a long and fascinating historyas advertisements, enticements, and emblems of Mexican cultural heritage and pride. The result of years of research, this playful and informat...
Mexican Calendar Girls


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Mexican Calendar Girls

A truly popular art form, the glamorous paintings of Mexican calendar girls have a long and fascinating historyas advertisements, enticements, and emblems of Mexican cultural heritage and pride. The result of years of research, this playful and informative book reproduces more than 150 vibrantly colorful calendar images, plus archival photographs and other materials that illuminate their creation. A fully bilingual text gives an overview of the calendars' social and cultural history, along with biographies of the talented artists who created them. Also including a foreword by the renowned Mexican cultural critic Carlos Monsivis, Mexican Calendar Girls presents this popular and delightful art as never before.

 

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8 x 10-1/2 in; 144 pp;
full-color images throughout
Paperback
August 2006
ISBN 9780811853156
ISBN10 0811853152
Angela Villalba lived in southern Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout the country. She operates a Mexican import business and hosts workshops on Mexican folk art and culture. She lives in Southern California.

Carlos Monsivis is Mexico's leading cultural critic and one of Latin America's most esteemed social commentators. He lives in Mexico City.