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Mexican Calendar Girls: Chicas de calendarios Mexicanos Paperback – August 17, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811853152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811853156
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Angela Villalba lived in southern Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout the country. She operates a Mexican import business and hosts workshops on Mexican folk art and culture. She lives in Southern California.

Carlos Monsiváis is Mexico's leading cultural critic and one of Latin America's most esteemed social commentators. He lives in Mexico City.

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This is very nice coffee table book.
Agr8flyer
This book will surely be appreciated and enjoyed by art lovers, history lovers, women and men alike.
Bobbie
It was fascinating to learn about the talented artists that created them.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sergio S. Guerrero Jr. on February 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend the picture book on Mexican Calendar Girls. The author really did her homework and touched on an aspect of Mexican Popular Art that played on cultural symbols. From La Adelita to La Malinche and even the venerated Virgen de Guadalupe, this artwork found in kitchens, neighborhood tienditas or bakeries evoked an idealized Mexico and its various viewpoints of womenhood. These images are the cultural equivalent of the Norman Rockwell paintings that evoked an idealized North American culture to generations. Angela Villaba hit a homerun with her book as far as my family was concerned. I gave it to my mother who is an educational advocate for multicultural education here in the Southwest and she could not put the book down.

Sergio S. Guerrero Jr.

El Paso, Texas
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bobbie on January 9, 2007
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This book is a compilation of the many important roles Mexican women have played in history through the use of calendar art. The photos are colorful and demonstrate the diversity of Mexicanas. What a delightful way to teach the history! This book will surely be appreciated and enjoyed by art lovers, history lovers, women and men alike.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie Franklin on March 16, 2007
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very well written. interesting historical account of artists and their methods and subjects. have never seen a greater accumulation of beautiful images, colorful-exiting-romantic portraits. full of 'old time' detail and glamour. hard to put down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CelticWomanFanPiano VINE VOICE on September 8, 2008
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I absolutely love this book. The pictures in it are all so beautiful and so reflective of traditional Mexican culture. I even went to the lengths of cutting the binding of the book and cutting out the pictures that I most loved and pasted them on my wall. That would be my only suggestion to the author, make the pictures where they can be pulled out and framed. They are just that stunning!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Agr8flyer on August 31, 2008
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This a wonderful book. The illustrations are beautiful, vibrant, and an excellent example of Mexican art. This is very nice coffee table book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rene E. Cabral on September 13, 2013
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I love this book , it take me back to the days as a child when we would receive a calendar at our totrarilla at the new year
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