Recommended Reading

Last updated: 9.25.2016

Note that none of the works listed below are the final word or "definitive" source on their subject matter.  Many, if not most of the publications contain errors, omissions and misinformation.  Nor is the list by any means comprehensive.  These are a good starting point leading towards a better understanding of the subject matter.  Bibliographies and references found in these publications will lead to other valuable resources. 

 

I.            Bolivian and Peruvian Textiles

             1)   Double-woven Treasures from Old Peru - 1985 - Adele Cahlander with Suzanne Baizerman   

            2)    Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero Textiles - 2002 - Ann Pollard. Rowe and John Cohen - Merrell Publishers and the Textile Museum in Washington

               3)    Bolivian Indian Textiles: Traditional Designs and Costumes - 1981 - Tamara E. Wasserman and Jonathan S. Hill 

               4)    Weaving Traditions of Highland Bolivia - 1978 - Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles - Laurie Adelson and Bruce Takami, Guest Curators

                5)    Woven Stories:  Andean Textiles & Rituals - 2003 - Andrea M. Heckman

II.          Embera and Wounaan Baskets

            1)    Darien Rainforest Basketry - 2002 - Margo M. Callaghan

III.       Huichol Art

                1)    Arte Huichol - 2005 - Artes de Mexico - Number 75

                2)    El Arte de los Huicholes - 1980 - Ramon Mata Torres

                3)    Art of the Huichol Indians - 1978 - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

                Edited by Kathleen Berrin

                4)    Glosario de Cultura Huichola - 2005 - Raul Aceves

                5)    Chaquira de los Indigenas Huicholes - 2006 - Acelia Garcia de Weigand - Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco

                6)    The Huichol of Mexico - 2000 - Peter R. Collings

                Edited by Isabel Jordan

                7)    The Huichol of Mexico: "The Shaman" - 2005 - Peter R. Collings

                Edited by Isabel Jordan.

                8)    Arte Antiguo Cora Y Huichol:  The Collection of Konrad T. Preuss - Artes de Mexico - Number 85

                9)    Etnografic Museum Wirrarika - Zapopan, Jalisco

              10)    Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World - Edited by Melissa S. Powell and C. Jill Grady.  Documents the Robert M. Zingg Collection of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory in

                              Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

IV.       Guatemalan Textiles

V.         Latin American Folk Art in General

                1)    Guatemalan Mask Imagery - 1976 - Gordon Frost - Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

                2)    Arts & Crafts of South America - 1994 - Lucy Davies and Mo Fini

VII.       Mexican Folk Art

                1)     The Crafts of Mexico  - 2004 - Artes de Mexico

                 Edited by Margarita de Orellana, Alberto Ruy-Sanchez and Eliot Weinberger.

                 2)    Grandes Maestros Del Arte Popular Mexicano - 1998 - D.R. Formento Cultural Banamex, A.C. 

                 3)    Arte Popular de Mexico - 2006 - Sedesol and Fonart

                 4)     Lacas Mexicanas - 1997 - Museo Franz Mayer - Artes de Mexico   

                 5)      40 Siglos de Arte Mexicana - Arte Popular - 1975 - Editorial Herrero - Divided into two books, Part II has a section on masks.  I have a second copy of Part II available for $125.    

                6)     Artesanias:  45 Aniversario de La Casa de las Artesanias de Jalisco - 2009 - State of Jalisco

                7)    Arts and Crafts of Mexico - 1980 -  Chloe Sayer 

                8)     The Popular Arts of Mexico - 1974 - Kojin Toneyama with a forward by Carlos Espejel.     

              10)     El Dia de Los Muertos  - The Life of the Dead in Mexican Folk Art - 1995 - Maria Teresa Pomar - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  

              11)      Folk Treasures of Mexico  - The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection - 1990 - Marion Oettinger, Jr.   See Plate 56 for an example of the notorious Centurion Helmet Mask of the late 18th century.  I don't think so...

VIII.       Mexican Masks

                   1)     Mascaras de Carnaval - 2005 - Artes de Mexico - Number 77

                   2)     Masks of Mexico - 1999 - Barbara Mauldin

                    3)    Mascaras Mexicanas de la Coleccion del Ing. Victor Jose Moya - 1974 - Instituto Nacional de Antropologia E Historia Mexico

                    4)    Mascaras - 1981 - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

                    5)    Mascaras: La Otra Cara de Mexico - 1990 - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

                    6)    Mexican Masks - 1980 - Donald Cordry - University of Texas Press  

                    7)    Guerrero: El Mundo Espiritural de al Mascara - 2000 - Francis Pino Memije

                    8)    Changing Faces: Mexican Masks in Transition - 1985 - McAllen International Museum

                  10)    Mascaras Purepechas - 2002 - Casa de Las Artesanias de Michoacan de Ocampo

                  11)    En El Mundo de la Mascara - 1978 - Fomento Cultural Banamex

                  12)     Mascaras - 1981 - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, UNAM

                  13)    Mascaras: La Otra Cara de Mexico - 1978 - Victor Jose Moya Rubio - UNAM

                 14)    Mexican Masks - 1988 - Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                 15)    Mask Arts of Mexico - 1994 - Ruth Lechuga and Chloe Sayer

                 16)    Tastoanes de Tonala - 2011- Maria Honoria de Jesus Hurtado Solis

                17)    Mascaras Mexicanas - 2015 - INAH

IX.          Mexican Pottery

               1)    Tonala:  Identidad y Orgullo - 2010 - Municipality of Tonala.

X.            Mexican Textiles

         1)    La Tejedora de Vida - Coleccion de Trajes Mexicanos de Banca Serfin - 1987 - Banca Serfin 

          Carlota Mapelli Mozzi and Teresa Castello Yturbe

         2)    Artesanias de Tarecuato Y Turicuaro - 2003 - Casa de las Artesanias del Estado de Michoacan       

        3)    El Pepenado: Una Tradicion Otomi' del Bordado en San Juan Ixtenco - 2007 - Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala

        4)     Mexican Patterns - 1990 - Chloe Sayer 

        5)     Textiles Mazahuas - Artes de Mexico. Volume 102 

XI.    Miscellaneous 

       1)    The Value of Art - 2012 - Michael Findlay - A good read on collecting art, looking at art and the commerce of art.

          

 

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