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Author Caplow, Deborah, 1950-

Title Leopoldo Méndez : revolutionary art and the Mexican print / Deborah Caplow.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  769.92 CAPL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm.
Series Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Formative Years -- Ch. 2. The Stridentist Movement -- Ch. 3. The Years after the Stridentists: Political Art, Political Activism -- Ch. 4. LEAR: The Proletarian and Popular Fronts -- Ch. 5. The Taller de Grafica Popular: The Early Years -- Ch. 6. The TGP: The War Years -- Ch. 7. The TGP: The Middle Years -- Ch. 8. The TGP: the Final Years -- Ch. 9. Mendez and Publishing, Last Images -- Chronology: Life and Work of Leopoldo Mendez.
Summary "Leopoldo Mendez (1902-1969) was one of the most distinguished printmakers of the twentieth century, as well as one of Mexico's most important and accomplished artists. A politically motivated artist who strongly opposed injustice, fascism, and war, Mendez helped form and actively participated in a number of significant political and artistic groups, including the Estridentistas (the Stridentist Movement) in the 1920s, the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (League of Revolutionary Artists and Writers, LEAR), and the Taller de Grafica Popular (Popular Graphic Art Workshop or People's Graphic Art Workshop, TGP) in the 1930s. To champion Mexican art and artists, Mendez also founded and directed the Fondo Editorial de la Plastica Mexicana, a highly respected art book publishing company." "Leopoldo Mendez is the first book-length work in English on this major Mexican artist. Illustrated with over one hundred and fifty images, it examines the whole sweep of Mendez's artistic career. Deborah Caplow situates Mendez within both Mexican and international art of the twentieth century, tracing the lines of connection and influence between Mendez and such contemporaries as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada. Caplow focuses on the period in the 1930s when Mendez and his fellow artists in LEAR and TGP played a key role in the development of a Mexican political art movement and a modern Mexican cultural identity. She also describes how Mendez created a body of powerful anti-Fascist images before and during World War II and subsequently collaborated with artists from Mexico and around the world on political printmaking, in addition to publishing books and creating prints for films by the eminent Mexican cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Méndez, Leopoldo, 1902-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexico City, Mexico)
Art and society -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780292712508 (cl. : alk. paper)
0292712502 (cl. : alk. paper)