Radiant color is not merely joyously prevalent in Mexico, it is part of the national psyche. According to this energetic celebration of Mexican style, "the color that floods Mexico's streets and plazas, markets and homes (and the pages of this book) is language and metaphor--a form of communication, deeply bound to experience. Day and night, birth and death, rich and poor, feast and famine: color is always there. Earth, sky, and history conspire to make it so." The profusion of multihued walls, tiles, ceramics, textiles, and folk art that fill the home; the riotous juxtapositions of vivid foods, flowers, supplies, and accessories that comprise the spectacle of the marketplace; the vibrant details that define everything from facades to clothing to handpainted toys--the Mexican obsession with color is everywhere, as is strikingly documented in this lively book. --Amy Handy
From Library Journal
This well-illustrated, visually inspiring book depicts color in Mexican vernacular design. The first half shows how bright, vivid colors and natural colors are juxtaposed in Mexico, e.g., a lush green coastal landscape sets off a bright pink bougainvillea or brown burros contrast with orange walls. The last section shows how Mexican architects and designers use these colors in exteriors and interiors and both contemporary and traditional design. Highly recommended for interior design collections.
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