Casa Manana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts

Casa Manana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts

By: Danly S (author), Susan Danly (editor)Hardback

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Dwight and Elizabeth Morrow collected a colourful array of handmade ceramic pots, lacquerware trays, and striking textiles while at Casa Manana, their Spanish-colonial style retreat in Cuernavaca, when he served as US ambassador to Mexico in the late 1920s. One hundred and fifty-five pieces of the Morrow Collection, including rare historical examples of ceramics and lacquerware, were given to the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in 1955. The five interpretive essays (presented in both English and Spanish) in this well-illustrated book place the Morrows' collecting activity in Mexico into historical context, explore the use of art and culture in diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States, and consider their support for such key modern artists as Diego Rivera.

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Susan Danly, Editor

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826328052
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780826328052
  • ISBN10: 0826328059

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