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    DescriptionPublished in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. These passionate, often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable Mexican artist. The 170-page journal contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams, many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera?along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations. The text entries, written in Frida's round, full script in brightly colored inks, make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18. This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women?s culturalists alike.


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    Title
    The Diary of Frida Kahlo
    Subtitle
    An Intimate Self-Portrait
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Carlos Fuentes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810959545
    ISBN 10: 0810959542
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 84
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    DC22: 759.972
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02560000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCM
    B&T Approval Code: A02304047
    BISAC region code: 4.2.6.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: ND259.K33 A2 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, DNB, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    338 illustrations, 167 in full colour, 296 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 296 pages, 6x9.25`
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    14 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is now regarded as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century.Carlos Fuentes is celebrated internationally as one of the world?s foremost literary figures. He has written numerous essays, articles, and novels. He has also served as Mexico?s ambassador to France and has held other diplomatic and academic posts. Sarah M. Lowe is the author of Frida Kahlo, an analytical study of her paintings, and coauthor of Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer. Her monograph on the photographs of Tina Modotti is also published by Abrams.
    Review quote
    `The reproduction of Frida Kahlo's diary ... is a very special publishing event .... This replica is a beautiful fabrication, authentic in its details and faithful to the original....Her diary is a gorgeous phoenix: it adds to the luster of her posthumous life as an artist.`