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The silver gringo : William Spratling and Taxco

Author: Joan T Mark
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is the story of William Spratling, remembered most for his design work in silver, and his life in Taxco, Mexico, where he lived from 1929 until his death in 1967. Spratling was an artist, architect, writer, bon vivant, and passionate collector of Mexican folk art and archaeological artifacts. His friends included William Faulkner, Diego Rivera, Miguel Covarrubias, and many writers, artists, actors, and
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Mark, Joan T., 1937-
Silver gringo.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)663421589
Named Person: William Spratling; William Spratling
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan T Mark
ISBN: 0826320791 9780826320797 0826320805 9780826320803
OCLC Number: 41265931
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The road to Mexico --
The Emigre from New Orleans --
Little Mexico --
Designs in silver --
Trouble at the workshop --
Retreat --
A passion for archaeology --
The end of the road.
Responsibility: Joan Mark.

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"The simple elegance that made [Spratling's] work so popular (and now collectible) owed much to the influence of the ancient Mexican artifacts he amassed. Based on exhaustive research, interviews, Read more...

 
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