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Crafting Mexico : intellectuals, artisans, ans the state affer the Revolution

Author: Rick Anthony Lopez
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
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Examines the role of the vernacular arts in Mexicos transformation from a regionally and culturally fragmented country into a modern nation-state with an inclusive and compelling national identity.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Anthony Lopez
ISBN: 9780822347033 0822347032
OCLC Number: 718320398
Description: viii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations viiAcknowledgments ixIntroduction: Nation Formation, Popular Art, and the Search for a Mexican Aesthetic 1Part I. Indianness and the Postrevolutionary Mexican Nation 271. Ethnicizing the Nation: The India Bonita Contest of 1921 292. Popular Art and the Staging of Indianness 653. Foreign-Mexican Collaboration, 1920-1940 954. The Postrevolutionary Cultural Project, 1916-1938 1275. The Museum and the Market, 1929-1948 1516. Formulating a State Policy toward Popular Art, 1937-1974 175Part II. Alternative Narratives of Metropolitan Intervention: The Artisans of Olinala, Guerrero 1957. The "Unbroken Tradition" of Olinala from the Aztecs through the Revolution 2018. Transnational Renaissance and Local Power Struggles, 1920s to 1950s 2299. The Road to Olinala, 1935-1972 263Conclusions 289Notes 299Bibliography 349Index 381
Responsibility: Rick A. Lopez.


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"Rick A. Lopez tells the fascinating story of how folk art produced by anonymous potters, weavers, and wood carvers became a `proud symbol of Mexico's authentic national identity' (p. 2). His Read more...

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