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Published: February 2021
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BIC Subject: The arts: general issues
Published By: Chronicle Books
 
Published: 03-Feb-2021
Format: Hardback, 168 pages, 203.2x7in
ISBN: 9781452125916
Stock Code: 2125916
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The Rex May Collection – exquisite handcrafted objects from all over Mexico bequeathed to the Mexican Museum by the legendary 39-Mile-Drive sign designer – demonstrates the dramatic power of folk art. Featuring atmospheric photographs of pieces from May’s extensive collection, wrapped in a striking, gold-foil-bedecked case, Arte Popular is a bilingual volume providing a treasure trove of discoveries for the curious reader. The book features scholarly essays that delve into the collection’s origins and significance, and it bears as well the imprimatur of the Mexican Museum – San Francisco’s only Smithsonian Affiliate institution.The Rex May Collection – exquisite handcrafted objects from all over Mexico bequeathed to the Mexican Museum by the legendary 39-Mile-Drive sign designer – demonstrates the dramatic power of folk art. Featuring atmospheric photographs of pieces from May’s extensive collection, wrapped in a striking, gold-foil-bedecked case, Arte Popular is a bilingual volume providing a treasure trove of discoveries for the curious reader. The book features scholarly essays that delve into the collection’s origins and significance, and it bears as well the imprimatur of the Mexican Museum – San Francisco’s only Smithsonian Affiliate institution.
A lush collection of Mexican art and artifacts from the San Francisco Mexican Museum, timed to publish with grand opening of its new Yerba Buena museum in 2020.