Mexican Calendar Girls

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Chronicle Books, Aug 24, 2006 - 144 pages
2 Reviews
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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Very Colorful

User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
18
Section 4
31
Section 5
34
Section 6
49
Section 7
50
Section 8
54
Section 12
79
Section 13
87
Section 14
90
Section 15
93
Section 16
110
Section 17
111
Section 18
126
Section 19
136

Section 9
68
Section 10
69
Section 11
76
Section 20
138
Section 21
140

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About the author (2006)

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

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