Mexican Calendar Girls: Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos (Paperback)
Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos
Chronicle Books, 9780811853156, 144pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2006
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.
About the Author
Carlos Monsivais is Mexico's leading cultural critic and one of Latin America's most esteemed social commentators. He lives in Mexico City."