Painted Walls of Mexico from Prehistoric Times Until Today


Author: Emily Edwards
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 306
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Mexico

An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History
Author: Don M. Coerver,Suzanne B. Pasztor,Robert Buffington
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576071324
Category: History
Page: 621
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Provides information on the events, people, and issues that have shaped twentieth-century Mexico, covering such topics as history, the economy, art, and culture.

Tina Modotti y el muralismo mexicano


Author: Maricela González Cruz Manjarrez,Tina Modotti
Publisher: UNAM
ISBN: 9789683669254
Category: Art and photography
Page: 163
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z


Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1579580483
Category: Reference
Page: 1412
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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Our Lady of the Exile

Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami
Author: Thomas A. Tweed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190283017
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Our Lady of the Exile is a study of Cuban-American popular Catholicism, focusing on the shrine of Our Lady Charity in Miami. Drawing on a wide range of sources and using both historical and ethnographic methods, the book examines the religious life of the Cuban exiles who visit the shrine. Those pilgrims are diverse, and so are the motives that bring them. At the same time, author Thomas A. Tweed argues, Cuban devotees of the national patroness share a great deal. Most come to pray for their homeland and to recreate bonds with other Cubans, on the island and in the diaspora. The shrine is a place where they come to make sense of themselves as an exiled people. The religious symbols there link the past and present and bridge the homeland and the new land. Through rituals and artifacts at the shrine, Tweed suggests, the Cuban diaspora "imaginatively constructs its collective identity and transports itself to the Cuba of memory and desire." While the book focuses on Cuban exiles in Miami, it moves beyond case study as it explores larger issues concerning religion, identity, and place. How do migrants relate to heir homeland? How do they understand themselves after they have been displaced? What role does religion play among these diasporic groups? Building on this study of one exiled group, Tweed proposes a theory of diasporic religion that promises to illuminate the experiences of other groups that have been displaced from their native land. As the first book-length analysis of Cuban-American Catholicism, Tweed's book will be an invaluable resource to scholars and students of not only Religious Studies, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies, but also those who study cultural anthropology, human geography, and Latin American history.

Posada's Popular Mexican Prints


Author: José Posada
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486133877
Category: Art
Page: 156
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273 great 19th-century woodcuts: crimes, miracles, skeletons, ads, portraits, news cuts. Table of contents includes Calaveras; Disasters; National Events; Religion and Miracles; Don Chepito Marihuano; Chapbook Covers; Chapbook Illustrations; and Everyday Life.

Rosengren's Books

An Oasis for Mind and Spirit
Author: Mary George
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609403800
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."

Encyclopedia of Nevada Indians


Author: Donald Ricky
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403097851
Category: History
Page: 485
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There is a great deal of information on the native peoples of the United States, which exists largely in national publications. Since much of Native American history occurred before statehood, there is a need for information on Native Americans of the region to fully understand the history and culture of the native peoples that occupied Nevada and the surrounding areas. The first section is contains an overview of early history of the state and region. The second section contains an A to Z dictionary of tribal articles and biographies of noteworthy Native Americans that have contributed to the history of Nevada. The third section contains several selections from the classic book, A Century of Dishonor, which details the history of broken promises made to the tribes throughout the country during the early history of America. The fourth section offers the publishers opinion on the government dealings with the Native Americans, in addition to a summation of government tactics that were used to achieve the suppression of the Native Americans.

Early Man and the Cosmos


Author: Evan Hadingham
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806119199
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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An examination of ancient astronomy looks at the myths and beliefs about the heavens that influenced everyday life in these primitive cultures

Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico


Author: Reau Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mexico
Page: 352
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Rock Art of the Lower Pecos


Author: Carolyn E. Boyd
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585442591
Category: Art
Page: 139
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Four thousand years ago bands of hunter-gatherers lived in and traveled through the challenging terrain of what is now southwest Texas and northern Mexico. Today travelers to that land can view large art panels they left behind on the rock walls of Rattlesnake Canyon, White Shaman Cave, Panther Cave, Mystic Shelter, and Cedar Springs. Messages from a distant past, they are now interpreted for modern readers by artist-archaeologist Carolyn Boyd. It has been thought that the meaning of this ancient art was lost with the artists who produced it. However, thanks to research breakthroughs, these elaborate rock paintings are again communicating a narrative that was inaccessible to humanity for millennia. In the gateway serpents, antlered shamans, and human-animal–cross forms pictured in these ancient murals, Boyd sees a way that ancient hunter-gatherer artists could express their belief systems, provide a mechanism for social and environmental adaptation, and act as agents in the social, economic, and ideological affairs of the community. She offers detailed information gleaned from the art regarding the nature of the lower Pecos cosmos, ritual practices involving the use of sacramental and medicinal plants, and hunter-gatherer lifeways. Now, combining the tools of the ethnologist with the aesthetic sensibilities of an artist, Boyd demonstrates that prehistoric art is not beyond explanation. Images from the past contain a vast corpus of data—accessible through proven, scientific methods—that can enrich our understanding of human life in prehistory and, at the same time, expand our appreciation for the work of art in the present and the future.

Certain Antiquities of Eastern Mexico


Author: Jesse Walter Fewkes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mexico
Page: 64
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Kokopelli

Fluteplayer Images in Rock Art
Author: Dennis Slifer,James Duffield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780941270809
Category: Art
Page: 199
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Describes sites in the Southwest where ancient images of Kokopelli can be found carved or painted on rocks, and offers a sampling of Native American stories about the mythical humpbacked fluteplayer.

The Americana

A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World. Biographies
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Scientific American. Supplement


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The American Architect and Building News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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The Encyclopedia Americana

A Library of Universal Knowledge
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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The National Builder


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Building
Page: N.A
View: 6961
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