Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties (William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere)

By: Anita Brenner [Susannah Joel Glusker, et al.]

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2 volumes, small 4to, cloth in illustrated cardboard slipcase. 901pp. ##### The Mexican Revolution opened a new era in Mexican art and letters now known as the "Mexican Renaissance." In Mexico City, a coterie of artists including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros explored how art could forward revolutionary ideals—and, in the process, spent countless hours talking, gossiping, arguing, and partying. Into this milieu came Anita Brenner, in her early twenties already trying her hand as a journalist, art critic, and anthropologist. Her journals of the period 1925 to 1930 vividly transport the reader to this vital moment in Mexico, when building a "new nation" was the goal. Brenner became a member of Rivera's inner circle, and her journals provide fascinating portraits of its members, including Orozco, Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and Jean Charlot, with whom she had an unusual loving relationship. She captures the major and minor players in the act of creating works for which they are now famous and records their comings and goings, alliances and feuds. Profusely illustrated. Condition: New; pristine copy.

Title: Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties (William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere)

Author Name: Anita Brenner [Susannah Joel Glusker, et al.]

Categories: Biography & Memoirs, Art, Design & Architecture, Mexico, Central & South America, Diaries and Journals,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: University of Texas Press; Slp Edition: 2010

Binding: Cloth in slipcase

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 4to

Item: 8.00 lbs

Seller ID: s201019e

Keywords: art, reference, artists, mexico, Mexican revolution, avante garde, memoirs, biography, diaries