Frida Kahlo S Garden

Author: Adriana Zavala
Editor: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791354569
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This vibrant book provides a thrilling new perspective from which to appreciate Frida Kahlo's paintings against the backdrop of her home and garden as explored in The New York Botanical Garden's groundbreaking exhibition. Fans of botanical art, garden enthusiasts, and Kahlo's many devotees will find new and exciting imagesand information in this elegant, unique presentation of one of modern art's most revered figures.

Eros Ideologies

Author: Laura E. Pérez
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372371
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In Eros Ideologies Laura E. Pérez explores the decolonial through Western and non-Western thought concerning personal and social well-being. Drawing upon Jungian, people-of-color, and spiritual psychology alongside non-Western spiritual philosophies of the interdependence of all life-forms, she writes of the decolonial as an ongoing project rooted in love as an ideology to frame respectful coexistence of social and cultural diversity. In readings of art that includes self-portraits by Frida Kahlo, Ana Mendieta, and Yreina D. Cervántez, the drawings and paintings of Chilean American artist Liliana Wilson, and Favianna Rodriguez's screen-printed images, Pérez identifies art as one of the most valuable laboratories for creating, imagining, and experiencing new forms of decolonial thought. Such art expresses what Pérez calls eros ideologies: understandings of social and natural reality that foreground the centrality of respect and care of self and others as the basis for a more democratic and responsible present and future. Employing a range of writing styles and voices—from the poetic to the scholarly—Pérez shows how art can point to more just and loving ways of being.

Planet Fashion

Author: Natasha Slee
Editor: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 0711242054
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Hold onto your hats and lace up your boots; we’re off on a fashion adventure! Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions – one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lavishly illustrated scene captures the mood and style of a unique time and place, accompanied by a trove of fashion history facts. Your journey begins over one hundred years ago, twirling around the ballroom in gowns and tailcoats. Travel on to dress up in Oriental silks to see a performance of the Ballet Russes, shimmy down in the flapper fashion of the Harlem Renaissance, fling your feather boa as you schmooze with movies stars on the Hollywood red carpet and glue your hair into spikes as a London punk in this celebration of fashion and culture. Each vibrant, style-defining setting shows an array of characters showing off the distinguishing fashions of the time. Captions point out key fashion features, accessories and cultural influences – like the cycling bloomers of the active and career-driven New Woman at the start of the twentieth century, the morale-boosting felt hats worn during the Second World War and the plastic sunglasses inspired by space goggles from the Space Race era. Fact boxes give the time, place, key designers, and trends in silhouettes, hemlines, and sleeves for each fashion scene. Use the timelines at the back to see how historical events intersect with the evolution of fashion. One timeline summarizes the formative events of the twentieth century and three others highlight trends in shoes, hats and bags. A Can You Find? page gives you motivation to study the scenes even more closely. Can you find a waiter dropping his tray of coffee on the streets of Paris? And a pair of roller skates at the dazzling disco jam? From Bollywood to Hollwood, suburban Canada to the French Riviera – embark on a voyage of discovery. A century of inspiring style awaits…

Frida Kahlo

Author: Salomón Grimberg
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The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered to be one of the greatest women artists of all time, and her vibrantly colorful work remains hugely popular today. She is best known for her striking self-portraits, through which she depicted her psychological and physical pain after an accident at the age of eighteen left her disabled and unable to bear children. Until now, Kahlo's remarkable still lifes - of which she completed about forty, compared to eighty or so self-portraits - have not been subjected to close scrutiny, despite the fact that they comprised a major part of her creative output. In this groundbreaking study, Kahlo scholar Salomon Grimberg explores in detail all of the artist's documented still lifes, including some that have come to light only recently. Grimberg, a psychiatrist as well as an art historian, offers provocative new perspectives on Kahlo's creative process, and shows how her still lifes both complement her famous self-portraits and serve to reveal her true self. Full of symbolic imagery drawn from pre-Hispanic Mexico and other cultures and belief systems, these stunning works are illustrative of Kahlo's private musings about herself - her loneliness and her preoccupation with death - and the world around her. With beautiful reproductions of all the still lifes, as well as other relevant paintings and drawings by Kahlo and personal photographs, this compelling book is indispensable to understanding the dramatic life and work of an extraordinary woman.

Modern Architecture In Mexico City

Author: Kathryn E. O'Rourke
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822981629
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Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects created profoundly visual modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country’s architectural history and transformed the capital into a metropolis where new buildings that evoked pre-conquest, colonial, and International Style architecture coexisted. Through an exploration of schools, a university campus, a government ministry, a workers’ park, and houses for Diego Rivera and Luis Barragán, Kathryn O’Rourke offers a new interpretation of modern architecture in the Mexican capital, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform. This book demonstrates why creating a distinctively Mexican architecture captivated architects whose work was formally dissimilar, and how that concern became central to the profession.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Lissa Jones Johnston
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736864176
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An introduction to the life of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter who overcame polio and crippling pain to achieve world renown.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Margaret Hooks
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Ms. Hooks' interest in Frida Kahlo began in 1975, when she first visited the artist's Casa Azul home and became acquainted with her life and work. Ms. Hooks lived many years in Mexico and is an authority on Latin American photography and the Mexican artistic milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. Except where indicated, these portraits are from the collection of gallerist and specialist in Latin American photographs, Spencer Throckmorton. This dynamic collection was initiated more than two decades ago and includes more than one hundred images of Frida Kahlo, many of them unique and published here for the first time.

House Garden

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Night Fishing

Author: Katherine M. Nelson
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879057909
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Ever since Freud first delved into the language of the unconscious, readers have been aware that the metaphorical dream language of the human psyche is a vehicle of wisdom. Dream images can promote growth and healing. Katherine Nelson remembers her dreams in drawings, 80 of which are reproduced in this text. The book combines the dream images with journal entries to reveal the wisdom of one dreamer's psyche. There are blank journal pages so that readers can do their Night Fishing.

The History Of Gardens In Painting

Author: Nils Büttner
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Explores the two-thousand-year history of gardens as portrayed by painters, from the frescoes found on the walls of Pompeii to the modern gardens depicted by such artists as Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol.