Mexican Folk Retablos, Mexican Folk Retablos, by Gloria Fraser Giffords is a great resource for retablo enthusiasts and collectors. Filled with 186 descriptive pages, beautiful images and a wealth of useful information, this book is the bible for anyone with a serious interest in the subject. Available only in soft back.

Price: $ 29.95

   

Art and Faith in Mexico, Art and Faith in Mexico, the 19th Century Retablo Tradition, is the must have resource for retablo enthusiasts and collectors alike. With over 1700 retablos, NMSU (New Mexico State University) holds the largest collection of any museum in the United States. 358 pages. Available only in soft back.

Price: $ 34.95

   

New Mexican Tinwork, New Mexican Tinwork - 1840-1940, Ornamental tinwork folk art originated in the mid-1800s in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a discarded sardine can. As an increasing number of food products shipped in tin cans arrived over the Santa Fe Trail, more materials were available to the area's tinsmiths. They used their skills on tins that once held sardines, lard, kerosene, and oysters. The finished products were as unlimited as the creativity of the makers, from candle sconces to picture frames to mirrors to nichos and religious icons to children's toys. Lane Coulter and Maurice Dixon Jr begin with a brief history of New Mexican tinwork and quickly describe the tools and techniques used and how to determine the period in which older pieces were made. Winner of the Southwest Book Award. 189 pages. Available in softback only.

Price: $ 29.95

   

Treasures of Mexican Colonial Painting, Treasures of Mexican Colonial painting, The Davenport Art Museum Collection, chronicles 200 hundred years of colonial art in Mexico. This book begins with viceragl culture in 1520 to 1580 and then brings the reader into the "Europeanization" of Mexico. Filled with 176 pages of essays and beautiful examples of important colonial works . A comprehensive resource. Available only in soft back.

Price: $ 29.95

   

Popular Arts of Mexico, Popular Arts of Mexico, by Donna McMenamin. One hundred years of Mexican popular arts have been captured in this useful volume containing over 370 color photographs of nearly 700 objects. The book covers a range of souvenir pieces and domestic articles - including pottery, clay figures, clay banks, Talavera ware, marionettes, straw mosaics, coconut banks, lacquerware, loteria drawings, wax figures, bas relief panels, and serapes and rugs. Indepth histories of the family of craftsmen often responsible for these traditional arts introduce us to the Lucanos, Olays, and Panduros, among others. Vintage photographs, including some market scenes, take readers to the Mexico of the 1920s and 1930s. Popular Arts of Mexico concludes with room shots, illustrating handsome options for displaying these once plentiful, now increasingly rare and often very beautiful collectibles of the early Twentieth Century. 240 pages. Available in Hardback only.

Price: $ 59.95

   

Maiolica Ole, Majolica Ole, This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Spanish majolica, Granadinos or Mexican talavera from the 16th century to present. The book is filled with vibrant color plates; each complimented by comprehensive essays and a wealth of useful information. Available in soft back. 176 pages.

Price: $ 32.50

   

Guatemala's Folk Saints, Guatemala's Folk Saints, by Jim Pieper tells the story of two of Guatemala's most important saints, "Maximon" and "Rey Pascual." Other chapters touch on Judas, Lucifer, the "Ajitz" and Don Pedro, a few of Guatemala's lesser known Mayan folk saints. A comprehensive resource of well researched information. Available in paperback. 243 pages

Price: $ 39.95

   

Relicarios - Devotional Miniatures from the Americas, Relicarios, Devotional Miniatures from the Americas, by Martha Egan, is a great resource for reliquary collectors and enthusiasts. This book outlines the evolution of reliquary art in Europe, the Philippines, Mexico and the Americas. Filled with 130 pages of well researched information and sharp color plates, "Relicarios" is one of the only books on the market that examines this very unique art form. Available only is soft back.

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Milagros, Votive Offerings from the Americas, Milagros, Votive Offering from the Americas, by Martha Egan. Milagros are small objects offered to saints or popular images of deities in return for favors granted or prayers answered. They are found throughout Latin America, offered by the hundreds of thousands of devoted petitioners whose purchase or fabrication of these votive offerings continues an ancient folk practice. This is a bilingual presentation of seventy-five milagros from around the world. Don't miss this great book - a must have for any milagro collector or enthusiast! Available in softback only. 119 pages

Price: $ 19.95

   

Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico, Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico, is a unique book that demonstrates the chronology of Spanish art and culture in New Mexico. This book touches on a wide range of subjects which include New Mexican Retablos and Santos, textiles, furniture, silver and more. Available only in hardback.

Price: SOLD


   

Masks of Mexico, Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life, Masks of Mexico, Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life, by Barbara Mauldin. More than one hundred authenticated masks from the collections at the Museum of International Folk Art ranging from finely carved pieces from the 19th century to simple face coverings made in the last decade illustrate this state by state celebration of the strong festive mask tradition found throughout Mexico. 118 Pages. Available in softback only.

Price: $ 29.95

   

Folk Art from the Global Village, Folk Art from the Global Village, represents the collection of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe; said to be the largest cross cultural folk art collection in the world. This book is filled with vibrant color plates; each complimented by a well written essay. Available only in softback. 95 pages.

Price: $ 23.95

   

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