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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
Frida Kahlo
0810959542
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Frida Kahlo's diary, like her art, is painted in breathtakingly vivid colors. It covers her tumultuous last decade and encompasses love letters, political musings on Communism, and resplendent paintings. The paintings, peopled with mythic figures, self-portraits, and monsters, articulate Kahlo's fantastic visions. One drawing melds a procession of crying faces onto an intertwined couple surrounded by body parts, only to dissolve into a mass of roots and dendrites.

In the introduction, Carlos Fuentes writes, "...a streetcar crashed into the fragile bus she was riding, broke her spinal column, her collarbone, her ribs, her pelvis.... The impact of the crash left Frida naked and bloodied, but covered with gold dust." Her paintings depict her bodily experience, from anguish to sensuality. Kahlo said, "I never painted...



Frida
Jonah Winter
0590203207
February 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Beset by one shattering ordeal after another, world-renowned painter Frida Kahlo always managed to channel her anguish into creativity. Frida, by Jonah Winter and illustrator Ana Juan, is an exquisite and playful glimpse into the artist's life and work. Filled with the folk art icons of Frida's Mexican culture--monkeys, devils, smiling skeletons, and sympathetic jaguars depicted with acrylics and wax on paper--the book describes, in short streams of text, the feisty, irreverent, fierce nature of the artist. One especially memorable illustration, based on one of Frida Kahlo's own paintings, shows Frida herself caught in a tangle of thorns against a mournful blue night sky. The text reads, "After the accident ... her body will hurt, always." Author and illustrator's notes add background information, but this stunning...


Frida Kahlo
Hayden Herrera
0060923199
Oct 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Frida Kahlo's extraordinary life and revolutionary art continue to bear fruit with two superb new books, coming quickly on the heels of Martha Zamora's acclaimed Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish ( LJ 1/91). Lowe's biography, the first in a promising new series on women artists, is a succinct, insightful profile of the Mexican painter, combining a biographical chapter with an extended discussion of the self-portraits that make up the core of her oeuvre. Without becoming mired in florid language, Lowe cogently describes the biographical contexts of individual paintings and draws our attention to Kahlo's frequent employment of pre-Columbian symbolism. Lowe goes on to separate Kahlo's art from her biography in an extended analysis of the art historical setting within which she worked. This approach revitalizes the...


Frida Kahlo Artbox, Vol. 1
Manufactured by Chronicle Books
081180920X
September 1995
Other Format
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Book Description
A tribute to Frida Kahlo, the artist and the person, this flamboyantly decorated ArtBox explores through images and words, the soul of one of the world's most renowned and fascinating artists. Complete with reproductions of Kahlo's own letters, diary entries, and paintings, and including phographs of the artist, the box offers a penetrating glimpse into Frida Kahlo's world.


Frida Kahlo
Andrea Kettenmann
3822859834
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is one of the most important 20th-century painters and one of the few Latin American artists to have achieved a global reputation. In the vibrant colors of her native Mexico, she expressed the burdens that weighed upon her soul. Full-color reproductions and thorough text provide a quick yet solid introduction to this master. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


I Will Never Forget You...
Salomon Grimburg
3829601212
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Kid, don't forget me. Write once in a while... That will be enough to know that you still remember this wench!" Khalo writes in this volume of love letters and photographs, making charming use of then contemporary English slang-her preferred mode when addressing Muray, the American glamour photographer and her lover. Reading Khalo's wildly funny tirades against Andre Breton and other French surrealists ("coocooo lunatic son of bitches") is a unique and worthwhile pleasure, but this book's finest offerings are its photographs, though the results are of uneven merit. The many casual snapshots have a patina of unearned nostalgia-an effect that will satisfy many, but leave others feeling as if they're sifting through yellowed photos in an antique store. The standout images are Muray's more formal portraits of his...


Frida Kahlo, The Artist Who Painted Herself (Smart About the Art Series)
Margaret Frith
0448426773
August 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-This picture-book biography is a good way to introduce youngsters to this avant-garde Mexican painter. Told from the viewpoint of a girl who is doing a report on the famous artist, Kahlo's story is clear, concise, and accessible. All of the basic facts are here, along with many personal details that enliven the narrative. Frith does a particularly good job of explaining artistic terms within the text, and she also focuses on qualities that make Kahlo's work unique. The book concludes with three questions that the student would ask the artist if she could-a great technique for prompting children to do more research on this fascinating painter. The well-written prose is beautifully complemented both by photos of Kahlo and of some of her best-known paintings and by dePaola's splendid trademark...


Frida Kahlo
Jill A. Laidlaw
0531166422
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-The difficult and tempestuous life of the Mexican artist and Communist activist is not something that is easily distilled into an accessible format for this audience. Laidlaw rises to the challenge and relates the story of Kahlo's life, her politics, and her ongoing physical struggles following a near-fatal accident as a schoolgirl. The text is clear, concise, and written with vigor. Frequent sidebars ("The Great Depression," "Leon Trotsky," "Surrealism") and a running time line at the bottom of many verso pages help readers to understand the context in which Kahlo lived and worked. The large, full-color reproductions of her paintings are excellent, and numerous archival photographs and quotes add a personal and immediate connection to the artist's life.Toniann Scime, Amherst Museum, NYCopyright...


Frida
Jonah Winter
0439331188
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Beset by one shattering ordeal after another, world-renowned painter Frida Kahlo always managed to channel her anguish into creativity. Frida, by Jonah Winter and illustrator Ana Juan, is an exquisite and playful glimpse into the artist's life and work. Filled with the folk art icons of Frida's Mexican culture--monkeys, devils, smiling skeletons, and sympathetic jaguars depicted with acrylics and wax on paper--the book describes, in short streams of text, the feisty, irreverent, fierce nature of the artist. One especially memorable illustration, based on one of Frida Kahlo's own paintings, shows Frida herself caught in a tangle of thorns against a mournful blue night sky. The text reads, "After the accident ... her body will hurt, always." Author and illustrator's notes add background information, but this stunning...


Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Hayden Herrera
0060085894
September 2002
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Lynne Auld
In Frida, art historian Hayden Herrera vividly portrays of a woman of strength, talent, humor, and endurance. Frida Kahlo (1907-54) was born in Mexico City, the child of a Mexican mother and a German father. Her early years were influenced by the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution and a bout with polio, but Frida remained spirited, resilient, and mischievous. Her father, a photographer, encouraged Frida's artistic interests, and her education at an elite school drew her to new ideas and to a group of irreverent radicals who would become some of Mexico's most respected intellectuals. When she was nineteen, Frida's life was transformed when the bus in which she was riding was hit by a trolley car. Pierced by a steel handrail and broken in many places, Frida entered a long period...


The Years with Laura Diaz
Carlos Fuentes
0156007568
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
A millennial novel with centennial breadth, The Years with Laura Díaz follows one woman through the 20th century in Mexico, witnessing its political upheavals, technological advances, and bitterly uneven social and artistic progress. Born on her grandfather Don Felipe's coffee plantation at Catemaco in 1898, Laura knows both the privilege of wealth and its limitations. Her parents, Leticia and Fernando, live apart, prudently waiting until Fernando can support his family in the larger town of Veracruz. While Don Felipe fights the laurel branches that continually weave their way through his delicate coffee plants, Laura watches as her gifted unmarried aunts are consumed by the forced idleness of their kind: Hilda, who plays Chopin to empty rooms, and Virginia, whose love poems never reach a suitor.

In...



Frida Kahlo
Mike Venezia
0516264664
September 1999
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Discusses the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, including her childhood, her art, and her marriage to Diego Rivera. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo
Marie Pierre Le
0517592355
September 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the tradition of the best-selling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for more than 100 dishes that Frida served to family and friends with her characteristic enthusiasm for all the pleasures of life.Full-color photographs.

From the Inside Flap
In the tradition of the best-selling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for more than 100 dishes that Frida served to family and friends with her...


Escrituras
Frida Kahlo
0307274004
Jan 2005
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
0811800393
September 1991
Hardcover
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Frida Kahlo en su Luz Mas Intima
Raquel Tibol
0307344479
Aug 2005
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Imaging Her Selves
Gannit Ankori
0313315655
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Though often portrayed in scholarly literature as a "spontaneous" artist, Frida Kahlo worked in a quite deliberate manner, basing her paintings on diverse cultural and philosophical sources. Imaging Her Selves uncovers the unexplored visual and textual foundations of Kahlo's imagery, illustrating--through a detailed study of her diary, letters, library collection, and other material-- the complex multilayered meanings of the many selves she comprised.

About the Author
GANNIT ANKORI is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published extensively in the fields of Mexican, Palestinian, and Israeli art, as well as feminist cultural studies. Her articles have been printed in Hebrew, Arabic, French, German, and English.


Great Paintings of the Western World
Alison Gallup
0760702772
October 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Despite the grand title, this is a mindless compilation, subjective, as any would be, e.g., Thomas Hoving's Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization (LJ 10/15/97). The three authors, who received advanced degrees in art hisotry from Columbia University or the Free University in Berlin, draw on the collections represented by Art Resource, a photo rights agency in New York, to present 300 fairly predictable "great" works. They don't actually limit themselves to paintings?ancient Roman mosaics and Greek vases and Renaissance frescoes are included?and the organization juxtaposes artists, nationalities, and schools of painting. The text is scant, uneven, and without thesis, and the images adequate. A big book, a short review: skip it.?Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.Copyright 1998 Reed Business...

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