Mexican Calendar Girls
Chronicle Books, Aug 24, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 144 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kalypso619 - LibraryThing
I adore this book. I love the Mexican calendar art and the calendar girls really speak to an old post-revolutionary image that Mexico wanted to project. Not only to the world, but to it's own people ... Read full review
Very ColorfulUser Review - 1jax05 - Overstock.com
The art is beautiful. The women in this book are very classy and beautiful. The illustrations are colorful. Read full review