Arts and Crafts of Mexico PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Arts and Crafts of Mexico free pdf The charm and humor of Mexican folk art have made it among the most popular in the world, and this lavishly photographed volume will appeal to aficionados of collectible folk art everywhere. Complete with full-color photography of native crafts and vivid portraits of the Mexican people and their lifestyles, "The Arts and Crafts of Mexico" combines in-depth text and beautiful images into a treasury of myriad indigenous art forms. Among the items covered are brilliant textiles from the country's various regions- a great diversity of ceramics, from rough pots to elegant Majolica ware- fabulous jewelry, ranging from whimsical silver earrings featuring alligators and donkeys, to ornately carved necklaces sparkling with colored beads and precious metals- endearing toys painted in vivid colors- woven goods such as baskets, mats, and bags- intricately crafted metalwork- and special decorations made for celebrations and fiestas. A special section features advice on collecting crafts and includes a glossary, bibliography, and "Peoples of Mexico" chart. Colorful and informative, this is the essential companion for travelers who have visited Mexico and fallen in love with local crafts, potential travelers who are planning a trip to the area, or anyone enthralled by the charm and vibrancy of this unique folk art.

About Chloe Sayer

Chloe Sayer has conducted extensive research and fieldwork on native crafts and textiles throughout Mexico and Guatemala. The author of several books on the subject -- including Crafts of Mexico, Of Gods and Men: Memo and the Mexican Indian (with Anna Benson Gyles), and Mexican Costume she has lectured widely on various aspects of Mexican culture and contributed to numerous ethnographic craft collections, exhibitions, events, and television documentaries. She lives in London, England.

Details Book

Author : Chloe Sayer
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 0877017913
EAN : 9780877017912
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Arts and Crafts of Mexico



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Arts and Crafts Country House free pdfThe Arts and Crafts Country House

    The Arts and Crafts Country House is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated survey of some of Britain's most important houses. The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of our country's greatest works of design..


  • Arts and Crafts Master free pdfArts and Crafts Master

    A romantic vision of the finest Arts and Crafts architect.
    Practicing from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of the Second World War. Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott exerted a profound influence on English Arts and Crafts architecture and design as well as on the nascent modernist movement..


  • Arts and Crafts Style free pdfArts and Crafts Style

    The Arts and Crafts movement flourished in the 1870s and 80s. At its heart was a quest for a return to simplicity. quiet beauty and honesty of construction - artists and craft workshops produced textiles..


  • The Arts and Crafts Movement free pdfThe Arts and Crafts Movement

    Dating from the 1850s to the First World War. the Arts and Crafts Movement was an international phenomenon of enormous scope and influence. It encompassed everything from architecture to town planning..


  • Additional Studies of the Arts, Crafts, and Customs of the Guiana Indians free pdfAdditional Studies of the Arts, Crafts, and Customs of the Guiana Indians

    Excerpt from Additional Studies of the Arts. Crafts. and Customs of the Guiana Indians: With Special Reference to Those of Southern British Guiana To confine my whole attention in the time at my disposal to the tribes of the southern area of British Guiana would have offered by itself too little material for original copy- to write a complete ethnographical history of them would have meant too much repetition of other peoples labors besides my own..


  • Arts and Crafts of Mexico free pdfArts and Crafts of Mexico

    . The charm and humor of Mexican folk art have made it among the most popular in the world, and this lavishly photographed volume will appeal to aficionados of collectible folk art everywhere. Complet