Mexican Calendar Girls
Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos
Publication Date: August 2006
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A truly popular art form, the glamorous paintings of Mexican calendar girls have a long and fascinating historyas advertisements, enticements, and emblems of Mexican cultural heritage and pride. The result of years of research, this playful and informative book reproduces more than 150 vibrantly colorful calendar images, plus archival photographs and other materials that illuminate their creation. A fully bilingual text gives an overview of the calendars' social and cultural history, along with biographies of the talented artists who created them. Also including a foreword by the renowned Mexican cultural critic Carlos Monsivis, Mexican Calendar Girls presents this popular and delightful art as never before.
Angela Villalba lived in southern Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout the country. She operates a Mexican import business and hosts workshops on Mexican folk art and culture. She lives in Southern California.
Carlos Monsiváis is Mexico's leading cultural critic and one of Latin America's most esteemed social commentators. He lives in Mexico City.