- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Date published: 2006
- ISBN: 9780300120042
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Hardcover. New in shrinkwrap. Crimson cloth, black & illus. dust jacket, 291 pp., 294 color & BW illus.; weighs nearly 4 lbs. Issued in conjunction with a series of 2006-2008 exhibitions outlining the history of Mexico's graphic-arts movement in the first half of the twentieth century. "Mexico witnessed an exciting revival of printmaking alnogside its better-known public mural program in the decades after the 1910-20 revolution. Major artists such as Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo produced prints that furthered the social and political reforms of the revolution and helped develop a uniquely Mexican cultural identity. This groundbreaking book is the first to undertake an in-depth examination of these prints, the vital contributions Mexico's printmakers made to international modern art, and their influence on coming generations of artists." (dj) With three more general essays, and 16 illustrated ones representing various artists or themes. Well done. Contents as follows: Preface --; Acknowledgments --; Evolution of a revolution : a brief history of printmaking in Mexico /; Lyle W. Williams --; Crossing borders : the Weyhe Gallery and the vogue for Mexican art in the United States, 1926-40 /; Innis Howe Shoemaker --; Propaganda gráfica : printmaking and the radical left in Mexico, 1920-50 /; James M. Wechsler --; Catalogue --; Dr. Atl (Geraldo Murillo) /; John Ittmann --; Open air schools and early print workshops /; John Ittmann --; Rufino Tamayo /; John Ittmann --; Gringos : foreign artists in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s /; John Ittmann --; José Clemente Orozco /; John Ittmann --; Diego Rivera /; John Ittmann --; David Alfaro Siqueiros /; John Ittmann --; Surrealism in Mexico /; James M. Wechsler --; Leopoldo Méndez /; James M. Wechsler --; Mexicanidad /; James M. Wechsler --; Alfredo Zalce /; Lyle W. Williams --; Francisco Dosamantes /; Lyle W. Williams --; Isidoro Ocampo /; James M. Wechsler --; Jesús Escobedo /; Lyle W. Williams --; Taller de gráfica popular : the life and drama of Mexico /; James M. Wechsler --; Framing the revolution /; James M. Wechsler --; Checklist of prints --; Notes --; Index of names.