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ISBN-10: 1595347976
ISBN-13: 9781595347978
Publisher: Maverick Books
Publish Date: 11/15/2016
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 10.10" W, 0.50" H

Juan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

Hardcover

Price: $29.95

Overview

To create the Confluence of Civilizations mural commissioned for the 1968 World’s Fair in San Antonio, Texas, Juan O’Gorman collected natural stones from all over Mexico–twelve colors in all–field stones that the artist knew would never fade or change their hue. Juan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows the life of Juan O’Gorman and covers the creation of this spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time not just in vibrancy but as one of the most influential works created by a storied Mexican artist.

Juan O’Gorman was a not only a painter and a muralist, a mosaic artist, a critic, and a professor, but he was also an architect and a revolutionary; possibly most famous for his close friendship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and as designer of their infamous two-house studio in Mexico City–Casa Azul–linked by a symbolic bridge.

To celebrate San Antonio’s HemisFair Exposition in 1968, Juan created the giant mosaic mural that still adorns one wall of the Lila Cockrell Theater along San Antonio’s famed River Walk. The design plans for the five ton mosaic measured 2600 square feet and consisted of 540 numbered panels, each weighting about 90 pounds.

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Local author and world explorer Catherine Nixon Cooke has written a book to awake the slumbering mural – Rivard Report

With an extensive bibliography, excellent index and a lyrical narrative style that draws the reader into every facet of O'Gorman's rich and complex life, the book strikes many confluent chords that will resonate in the hearts and minds of readers on both sides of the US-Mexico border. – San Antonio Express-News

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Details

ISBN-10: 1595347976
ISBN-13: 9781595347978
Publisher: Maverick Books
Publish Date: 11/15/2016
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 10.10" W, 0.50" H
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