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Posada : Monografia de 406 Grabados de Jose Guadalupe Posada

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Originally published in 1930, Posada: Monografia is a facsimile edition of the first monograph of the great Mexican illustrator and engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Reprinted to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his death, reproduces more than 400 of the most iconic prints from Posada's vast output, collected by Pablo O'Higgins from those that could be located and identified at the time. Posada and Manuel Manilla--a talented engraver who greatly influenced Posada--were the two artists of their day who best interpreted the lives and social attitudes of Mexican people. Posada, in particular, is in the great tradition of illustrators who double as political and social commentators (a tradition that also includes Aubrey Beardsley and Honore Daumier). The images of the high-spirited, at times macabre broadsheets reproduced in Posada: Monografia include the famous calaveras, or skeleton creatures, along with illustrations for songs, corridos (traditional ballads) and religious prayers. The skeletons in the barrios were a metaphor for a corrupt society; Posada supplemented his black humor with lampoons of venal politicians, and, not surprisingly, was jailed on several occasions for his transgressions. With their striking visual qualities, his ingenious images did much to enrich the tradition of the popular Mexican print. Posada: Monografia also includes an introduction by Frances Toor, the legendary editor of Mexican Folkways magazine, and an essay by Diego Rivera.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 233.68 x 337.82 x 12.7mm | 861.82g
  • RM Verlag SL
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 8415118473
  • 9788415118473
  • 780,433

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Esta monografía es una edición facsímil del primer libro dedicado al gran ilustrador y grabador mexicano José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), publicado en 1930.En este volumen se reproducen unos 400 grabados de la vasta producción de Posada recopilados por Paul O'Higgins, los que entonces se pudieron localizar y reunir.Las imágenes de las alegres Ây a veces macabras hojas volantes del artista son parte de las miles que integran su obra, entre ellas las ÂcalaverasÂ, los corridos o las ilustraciones de canciones y oraciones religiosas, que con su gran calidad plástica engrandecieron la tradición del grabado popular mexicano.Además de las imágenes, el libro incluye una introducción de Frances Toor, legendaria editora de la revista Mexican Folkways, y un ensayo de Diego Rivera sobre el grabador.Según Diego Rivera, la importancia de esta publicación consistía en no dejar que Posada cayera en el olvido. Es entonces una Âprimera piedra de este monumento, porque es el primer documento permanente de la obra de José Guadalupe PosadaÂ. Sus ilustraciones, a pesar de apreciadas y todavía en uso en la época, circulaban desunidas de su nombre y faltaba un merecido reconocimiento.show more

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