Saints & Sinners ~ Mexican Devotional Art
For historians, folk art connoiseurs, and those who have an interest in Mexican culture, this is an essential and welcome new volume. SAINTS AND SINNERS is a catalogue of the exquisite work included in the exhibition of the same name at the California Heritage Museum. The book presents over 350 color photographs and descriptive text depicting 18th to mid-20th Century Mexican Devotional Art, including santos, milagritos, retablos, ex-votos, angels and devils, and dance masks. These religious items were used in ceremonies both at home and church, and include wood carvings, in addition to clay, stone, metal, and paper artifacts.
Covering the history, symbolism, and uses of Mexican devotional art, as well as the methods of manufacture, are seven essays by Philip Wrench, Roberto G. Cruz Floriano, Janet Brady Esser, Martha J. Egan, Joanna Stuhr, with a major new work by historian and scholar Gloria Fraser Giffords, who edited the essays with Tom Pirazzini.
Book Editors: California Heritage Museum, James Caswell and Jenise Amanda Ramos.
Price does not include shipping & handling. You may arrange to pick up at the museum for no extra charge.