Cover image for Posada's broadsheets : Mexican popular imagery, 1890-1910
Title:
Posada's broadsheets : Mexican popular imagery, 1890-1910
Author:
Frank, Patrick, 1953-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
vii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780826319036

9780826319043
Format :
Book

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Central Library NE546.P6 F73 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Jose Guadalupe Posada is one of the most important graphic artists of modern Mexico. This book offers a close examination of his extensive broadsheet work in its original context: the murders, disasters, revolts, and popular heroes that engaged the attention of the public in Mexico City in the declining years of Porfirio Diaz's dictatorship.


Summary

Jos#65533; Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), a Mexican graphic artist, lived during one of Mexico's most chaotic times. The graphic illustrations he produced for the "broadsheets," the tabloids of the day, distributed on the streets of Mexico City became icons of Revolutionary Mexico, portraying murder, suicides, robberies, and disasters endured by the citizens, especially the Mestizo, of Mexico City.


"In this well-written and handsomely illustrated book, art historian Patrick Frank examines the European (i.e. French and Spanish) and Mexican influences on Posada's art as well as the many stories that served as the sources for his illustrations."-- The Historian


"Posada's broadsheets detail many stories that were front-page news at the time and include a variety of colorful characters, among them Jesus Negrete, a Mexican Robin Hood-type career criminal, as well as a man who killed his parents and ate his baby son. . . . Frank shows that Posada took the point of view of the working class, not from the defenders of the regime or of its organized opposition."-- Umbrella


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