Latin and South American Art
Alberto Baraya & Jonathan Hernández: Natural Disaster
Alberto Baraya & Jonathan Hernández
Natural Disaster
Paperback      ISBN: 8416282056

Through film and installation, Natural Disaster extends the long-term research of Colombian artist Alberto Baraya (born 1968) and Mexican artist Jonathan Hern ndez (born 1972) on the ethical, social, environmental and educational connotations of public and private zoos in Mexico City.

Alfredo Jaar Venezia Venezia
Alfredo Jaar Venezia Venezia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0989331733

Alfredo Jaar's immersive site-specific installation in the Chilean pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, "Venezia Venezia" is a call to examine how today's culture, composed of increasingly complex global networks, can be adequately represented on a world stage.This publication features essays by 18 prominent, international authors from different fields of work and thought, including political and philosophical thinkers, critics, theorists, art historians and curators. Their contributions consider Venezia Venezia in its critical context, as well d recent global developments and the volatile conditions of contemporary art practice.

Alicia Paz: The Garden of Follies
Alicia Paz
The Garden of Follies
Paperback      ISBN: 390300491x

Mexican artist Alicia Paz (born 1967) creates paintings, paper reliefs and cutout sculptures that are infused with cultural references and female personages. This catalogue, embossed with glitter and special paper inlays, provides an overview of her most recent ventures into painting.

Alicia Penalba
Alicia Penalba
Paperback      ISBN: 8416282781

Argentinian Alicia Penalba (1913-82) became a sculptor in France in the '50s; her work was soon sought after for museum collections and graced public spaces across Europe. This volume draws on the artist's personal archive, featuring the totems and winged sculptures that launched her career.

American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in Us Popular Music / Latinos Y Latinas En La Musica Popular Estadounidense
American Sabor
Latinos and Latinas in Us Popular Music / Latinos Y Latinas En La Musica Popular Estadounidense
Paperback      ISBN: 0295742623

Evoking the pleasures of music as well as food, the word sabor signifies a rich essence that makes our mouths water or makes our bodies want to move. American Sabor traces the substantial musical contributions of Latinas and Latinos in American popular music between World War II and the present in five vibrant centers of Latin@ musical production: New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Miami. From Tito Puente's mambo dance rhythms to the Spanglish rap of Mellow Man Ace, American Sabor focuses on musical styles that have developed largely in the United States--including jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, punk, hip hop, country, Tejano, and salsa--but also shows the many ways in which Latin@ musicians and styles connect US culture to the culture of the broader Americas.

With side-by-side Spanish and English text, authors Marisol Berr os-Miranda, Shannon Dudley, and Michelle Habell-Pall n challenge the white and black racial framework that structures most narratives of popular music in the United States. They present the regional histories of Latin@ communities--including Chicanos, Tejanos, and Puerto Ricans--in distinctive detail, and highlight the shared experiences of immigration/migration, racial boundary crossing, contesting gender roles, youth innovation, and articulating an American experience through music. In celebrating the musical contributions of Latinos and Latinas, American Sabor illuminates a cultural legacy that enriches us all.

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner's Mexico
Another Promised Land
Anita Brenner's Mexico
Paperback      ISBN: 099866930x

One of the most fascinating women of the early 20th century, Anita Brenner (1905-74) was a Mexican-American Jewish writer who played a vital role in making Mexican art and culture accessible to American audiences.

She came to occupy a central part in the world of postrevolutionary Mexican and American thinkers, artists and writers of the avant-garde, influencing American perceptions through her writing about Mexican culture. Brenner also championed the work of Diego Rivera, Jos Clemente Orozco, Jean Charlot, Pedro Friedeberg, Leonora Carrington and others. With text in English and Spanish, this book explores her life as a translator between cultures in six essays by Mexican and American scholars.

Antonio Dias
Antonio Dias
Hardcover      ISBN: 8540509911
Antonio Dias serves as a monumental compendium that surveys the Brazilian artist's almost 50-year career. Edited and designed by Dias (born 1944), the volume moves through the many phases of his varied practice, from his early experimentation at age 19 with visual representations of protest--before the 1964 military coup and at Brazil's political and social climax--to his conceptual production in Milan, his early film work, his works on paper developed in Nepal and the painting practice that has continued throughout his life. One of Brazil's most versatile artists, Dias creates work that transcends borders and nationalities--as he himself states, having worked in Rio, Milan and Paris, "anywhere is my land"--and yet, few books are available on him in English. This hardcover volume, with over 400 images, changes that, offering an introduction to a canonical Brazilian artist.
Art and Architecture in Mexico
Art and Architecture in Mexico
Paperback      ISBN: 0500204063

This new interpretive history of Mexican art from the Spanish Conquest to the early decades of the twenty-first century is the most comprehensive introduction to the subject in fifty years. James Oles ranges widely across media and genres, offering new readings of painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, and photographs. He interprets major works by such famous artists as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but also discusses less familiar figures in history and landscape painting, muralism, and conceptual art.

The story of Mexican art is set in its rich historical context by the book's treatment of political and social change. The author draws on recent scholarship to examine crucial issues of race, class, and gender, including the work of indigenous artists during the colonial period, and of women artists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Throughout, Oles shows how Mexican artists participated in local and international developments. He considers both native and foreign-born artists, from Baroque architects to kinetic sculptors, and highlights the important role played by Mexicans in the global art scene of the last five centuries.
Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires: A Love Story
Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires
A Love Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 8434313618

Buenos Aries boasts a number of impressive buildings in a range of architectural styles. But when Anat Meidan, an art collector with a passion for La Belle poque, moved to the city, she was delighted to discover how much of the city's Art Nouveau architecture from the early 20th century had survived. The author set about researching these extraordinary buildings as well as the people who designed and built them. Working with Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, Meidan toured the city and documented its architecture, using a few well-placed connections to gain access to the interiors of private homes and buildings usually closed to the general public. In this meticulously researched, richly illustrated book, featuring hundreds of splendid photographs, the reader is invited to share the author's voyage around the city as she narrates a very personal account of her love affair with Buenos Aires.

Art of the Street: Rio de Janeiro
Art of the Street
Rio de Janeiro
Hardcover      ISBN: 0993240747

Street art is an ever evolving scene with a passionate, inquisitive and loyal following The book is multi artist and appeals to a broad range of enthusiasts, with a long-term appeal due to the transient nature of the works A series that will include books on Bogota, Havana, Paris, and New York among many other cities across the worldArt of the Street, Rio de Janeiro is book three in a mission to capture the best of street art across the world's greatest cities. From tackling 'local' strength Caipirinhas, to being chased out of 'no-go' favelas, photographer Andy Cantillon has gone the extra mile to document and preserve these works in an ever transient and evolving scene. Featured artists include Santa Crew, Kovok Crew, Toz, Wark Rocinha, Vhils, Nata Familia and Smael with many more both celebrated and as yet unknown. The books in this series show the color, detail and skill in these works, showcasing the talent of these contemporary artists. Also available: Art of the Street: London ISBN 9780993240706 Art of the Street: Berlin ISBN 9780993240720"