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Diego
Jeanette Winter
067985617X
August 1994
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-- An accessible picture book about the life and work of Diego Rivera sounds like an oxymoron, but Winter and Winter succeed beyond belief. His early life is the focus; the text in Spanish and English captions the paintings. It does a journeyman's job of conveying facts in well-condensed sentences; the Spanish translation is clear and easy to follow even for those readers without fluency in the language. Each picture is bordered with Mexican folk-art designs done in vivid, resonant, tropical tones. The paintings themselves are done in Rivera's own colossal style, even though they actually measure only a few inches square. Winter displays her clear knowledge of and love for her subject. Frida Kahlo appears in one scene without any identification other than her distinctive eyebrows; this subtle...


The Years with Laura Diaz
Carlos Fuentes
0156007568
Sept 2001
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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.

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Diego Rivera Postcards
Diego Rivera
081180044X
September 1991
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Diego Rivera
Linda Downs
0393045293
Dec 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautifully illustrated in-depth study of the most important North American work by the best-known Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. Early in the Depression, Diego Rivera was commissioned by Edsel Ford to create a series of murals in the gallery of the Detroit Institute of Arts, giant frescos whose theme would be America's industrial might. This volume studies the astonishing results and gives us a remarkably close look at Diego and his wife, Frida Kahlo. Rivera's Detroit Industry murals are one of this country's greatest treasures. In addition to providing full coverage and analysis of the murals, this volume includes chapters on the murals' planning and antecedents, Rivera's working methods (which can be read as a primer on frescos), Diego and Frida's lives for their nine months in Detroit, and the...


Diego Rivera
Mike Venezia
0516422995
March 1995
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My Art, My Life: An Autobiography
Diego Rivera
0486269388
January 1992
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Book Description
A richly revealing document offering many telling insights into the mind and heart of a giant of 20th-century art. "Engrossing as a novel . . . throws a clear white light on one of the most spectacular artists of our time"—Chicago Sunday Tribune. "There is no lack of exciting material. A lover at nine, a cannibal at 18, by his own account, Rivera was prodigiously productive of art and controversy in his 70 years of life."—San Francisco Chronicle. 21 halftones. Index. Appendix.


Diego Rivera
Linda Downs
0393046095
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rivera portrayed himself in his memoirs as a revolutionary firebrand and visionary artist who repudiated his ties to European art in favor of a new style of mural painting. Yet the essays in this catalogue prove that the Mexican artist fused Cubist space with Futurist movement in epic murals molded from his study of Italian Renaissance frescoes and pre-Colombian sculpture. The first major retrospective of Rivera's works, mounted at the Detroit Institute of Arts, shows that there was much more to Rivera than his murals. Penetrating portraits, soul-baring self-portraits, sensitive nudes and cityscapes, and studies of Indian women are among the pictures reproduced here in 200 color and 325 black-and-white plates. Rivera's travels in the U.S. inspired paintings and drawings which drew on Aztec cosmology to explain...


Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros
Desmond Rochfort
0811819280
March 1998
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Book Review
In Mexico in the early 1920s, a growing, collective social consciousness gave rise to a revolutionary furor focused on liberating the country's workers from harsh conditions and poverty. In 1921, Mexican artists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros were all commissioned by the government to create educational paintings on the walls of public buildings. After that initial experience, they devoted themselves almost exclusively to painting these large-scale murals--forming the foundation of a movement that would last 50 years. The muralists' work took up the themes of society and revolution. Often the paintings depicted historical vignettes like the story of Cuernavaca and Morelos crossing the barranca, or Mexico's ancient Indians. They satirized contemporary society, created ideal visions of...


And Still I Rise: A Selection of Poems Read by the Author
Maya Angelou
0375419497
August 2001
Compact Disc
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From Library Journal
If your originals of these two popular titles (LJ 9/1/78, LJ 3/15/70, respectively) have seen better days, these reprints offer affordable, high-quality replacements.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From AudioFile
Inspiring collections of Angelou reading her poetry. These selections showcase Angelou's smooth, lyrical voice and her warm vitality. Her innate rhythm celebrates her verse and offers the poems to listeners as they should be remembered. Occasionally Angelou comments between the selections, and occasionally she interjects a resonant laugh. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Rivera
Diego Rivera
0486415694
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Powerful images from the famous muralist and oil painter, among them: Nude with Calla Lilies, Night of the Rich, The Flowered Canoe, Self-Portrait, The Flower Carrier, and Agrarian Leader Zapata.


Six Rivera Paintings Cards
Diego Rivera
0486430669
Sept 2003

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Book Description
Regarded by many as the greatest Mexican painter of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera profoundly influenced the international art world with his unique style. This collection includes 6 of his finest paintings: Nude with Flowers; Day of the Dead—City Fiesta; Self Portrait; Nude with Calla Lilies; Flower Day; and Fiesta Tehuana (also known as Dance in Tehuantepec). Dover Original.


Diego Rivera
Pete Hamill
0810990822
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In another life, before becoming one of the best known and most popular journalists in New York and the author of the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life, Pete Hamill studied art on the GI Bill in Mexico City. Upon seeing the monumental work of José Clemente Orozco, however, he abruptly lost his nerve: "It seemed an act of self-delusion to try to be a painter."

After 44 years, Hamill has found a way to integrate his early affair with art, his lifelong love of Mexico, and his narrative gifts in this riveting and lushly illustrated book on Diego Rivera, Mexico's best-known, widely loved muralist. Hamill's text, he says, was completed before the publication of Patrick Marnham's Dreaming with His Eyes Open: A Life of Diego Rivera. This one is less scholarly but respectably researched, and Hamill's fervent opinions on...



Diego Rivera Tattoos
Diego Rivera
0486435237
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
4 unusual images by great Mexican artist: Nude with Calla Lilies, Flower Seller, and details from The Burning of the Judases and Day of the Dead—City Fiesta.


Rivera
Manufactured by Taschen
3822858625
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Revolutionary and troublemaker Diego Rivera (1886-1957) pioneered public art - particularly with his magnificent murals - that was both highly advanced and profoundly accessible. His tumultuous career is surveyed in this richly illustrated Spanish-language entry in the Basic Art series celebrating major artists. This enticing collection shows both the wide range of his art and its influence on other painters and artistic movements. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Diego Rivera
Mike Venezia
0516022997
Sept 1994
Hardcover
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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.

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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...


50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time
David H. Lowenherz
0517223333
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"The act of writing," proposes Lowenherz, "gives us a chance to reflect in private before exposing our heart." Hence the value of the love letter as an abiding expression of the writer's feelings in all their depth and complexity. A prominent collector and dealer in letters and historical memorabilia, Lowenherz presents letters (or fragments thereof) that collectively express the full range of amorous passion, from blind adoration to angst-ridden vituperation. Included are the romantic outpourings of celebrated writers George Sand, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald whose literary talents make their correspondence a model for any aspiring lover. Perhaps less gifted in their command of language, but certainly no less heartfelt, are selections from such notables as Harry Truman, Abigail...

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