Muerte!

by Harvey Stafford

Muerte!

  • ISBN-13: 9780922915590
  • Author(s): Harvey Stafford
  • Subject: Art styles not defined by date
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Imprint: Feral House
  • Publication Date: 19-12-2000
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£15.99
Edited and with an Introduction by Adam Parfrey How a culture approaches and depicts death says a lot about the way it faces life. Muerte!' explores the lurid history of Mexico's fascination with death, starting with early mythological depictions of death as part of a constant cycle, to the colonial period's unhappy marriage of native views with Judeo-Christian fire and brimstone, to J G Posada's remarkable turn-of-the- century engravings. Includes an array of paintings and photos - many in full-colour - plus essays by Diego Rivera and Mexican scholars. Sensational!'
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Edited and with an Introduction by Adam Parfrey How a culture approaches and depicts death says a lot about the way it faces life. Muerte!' explores the lurid history of Mexico's fascination with death, starting with early mythological depictions of death as part of a constant cycle, to the colonial period's unhappy marriage of native views with Judeo-Christian fire and brimstone, to J G Posada's remarkable turn-of-the- century engravings. Includes an array of paintings and photos - many in full-colour - plus essays by Diego Rivera and Mexican scholars. Sensational!'