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Books of Interest
Day of the Dead Folk Art by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF NK1653.M6 M33 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
History of festivals to the dead -- Skulls and skeletons -- José Guadalupe Posada -- La Catrina -- Market art: Local markets ; Sugar skulls ; Skeleton figures ; Papel picado ; Pan de muerto -- Community art: Ofrendas ; Sand paintings and sculptures ; Parades and pageantry ; Monos de calenda ; Cemetary vigils -- Contemporary expressions -- Resources.
The folk art inspired by Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and around the world, including the American Southwest, powerfully communicates the cultural traditions of this joyous holiday. As a companion volume to the authors' Day of the Dead, this book focuses on the artistic imagery of Day of the Dead, including the skulls, skeletons, and the iconic figure of Catrina, as seen in various pieces of market art, community art and contemporary art. The work and influence of important Mexican folk artists, such as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera, are represented and discussed.
Through the Eyes of the Soul, Day of the Dead in Mexico by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF GT4995.A4 A552 2003
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
Of the 112 pages of this third book of this series, more than 120 color photographs illustrate the written description of the celebrations in Mexico City, Mixquic, and several towns of the state of Morelos, including Ocotepec, which is located almost inside of the beautiful city of Cuernavarca.
The buying of the objects in the tianguis (market). The preparation of the special dishes to be placed in the ofrenda, the ritual of the building of the altar, together with the vivid testimony of how strong is the influence of this pre-Hispanic tradition in the beliefs and lives of the people.
Día de Muertos by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF GT4995.A4 A524 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-23
Death in pre- and post-Columbian Mexico -- Indian markets and muertos -- Observances in the homes -- Varying observances in the cemeteries -- Public and commercial celebrations -- Comparsas, or street theater and parades in the Etla Valley.
Explains what All Souls' Day is, describes the rituals and customs practiced on this day in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, and includes photographs of decorated altars, people's homes, food, and gifts that express the sorrow and joy of the festival.
Day of the Dead in Mexico-Yucatan by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF GT4995.A4 A5263 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
ntroduction : Hanal Pixan, Day of the Souls / anthropologist and historian Michel Antochiw -- "Un estilo de tumba" : poema / Julie Sopetrán = A style of a tomb" : poem / Julie Sopetran -- El Estado de Yucatán = The state of Yucatan -- "Avenida de los Angelitos" : poema / Julie Sopetrán -- "Avenue of the little angels" : poem / Julie Sopetran -- Hanal Pixán : El paso de las almas sobre la esencia de los alimentos, una tradición con profundas raíces prehispánicas = Hanal Pixan : the path of the souls over the essence of the food, a tradition with deep pre-Hispanic roots -- "Meditación frente a un altar maya, durante la celebración de Hanal Pixán" : poema / Julie Sopetrán = "Meditation in front of a Mayan altar, during the Hanal Pixan celebration" : poem / Julie Sopetran -- "Mucbil Pollo" : poema / Julie Sopetrán = "Mucbil chicken" : poem / Julie Sopetran -- Receta del Mucbil pollo o pib, Cocido en las entrañas de la Madre Tierra = Mucbil chicken or Pib recipe, cooked in the womb of Mother Earth -- Receta del Xec (Todo revuelto) = Xec recipe (Everything mixed up).
El Dia de los Muertos by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF GT4995.A4 P65 1995
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
All Souls' Day -- Exhibitions
Indian art -- Mexico -- Exhibitions
Folk art -- Mexico -- Exhibitions
All Souls' Day