Hecho a mano: the traditional arts of Tucson's Mexican American community
Arts as intimate as a piece of needlework or a home altar. Arts as visible as decorative iron, murals, and low riders. Through such arts, members of Tucson's Mexican American community contribute much of the cultural flavor that defines the city to its residents and to the outside world. Now Tucson folklorist Jim Griffith celebrates these public and private artistic expressions and invites us to meet the people who create them.
- Josefina LizArraga learned to make paper flowers as a girl in her native state of Nayarit, Mexico, and ensures that this delicate art is not lost.
Featuring a foreword by Tucson author Patricia Preciado Martin and a spectacular gallery of photographs, many by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer JosA(c) Galvez, this remarkable book offers a close-up view of a community rich with tradition and diverse artistic expression. "Hecho a Mano" is a piAata bursting with unexpected treasures that will inspire and inform anyone with an interest in folk art or Mexican American culture.
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Hecho a Mano: The Traditional Arts of Tucson's Mexican American Community
Limited preview - 2015