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by Diego Rivera,Frida Kahlo,Linda Bank Downs

A beautifully illustrated in-depth study of the most important North American work by the best-known Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera.

Early in the Depression, Diego Rivera was commissioned by Edsel Ford to create a series of murals in the gallery of the Detroit Institute of Arts, giant frescos whose theme would be America’s industrial might. This volume studies the astonishing results and gives us a remarkably close look at Diego and his wife, Frida Kahlo. Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals are one of this country’s greatest treasures. In addition to providing full coverage and analysis of the murals, the book includes chapters on the murals’ planning and antecedents, Rivera’s working methods (which can be read as a primer on frescos), Diego and Frida’s lives for their nine months in Detroit, and the public’s dramatic response to the strong socialist/communist themes in the works.
Download Diego Rivera: The Detroit Industry Murals epub
ISBN: 0393045293
ISBN13: 978-0393045291
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Diego Rivera,Frida Kahlo,Linda Bank Downs
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (December 17, 1999)
Pages: 202 pages
ePUB size: 1504 kb
FB2 size: 1335 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 762
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Excellent historical account of Rivera, Kahlo, and the creation of and subsequent controversy surrounding the murals.
There is also a detailed technical account of how the walls were taken down, prepared, in layers, and the technical
aspects of the paint creation and the sources for the pigments.
The book is 'the' teaching guide for all docents at the DIA, The Detroit Institute of Arts.
It takes too long to study the murals in person. But here they are for a longer look.
And the backstory as well.
illustrations are awesome and commentary is very interesting- very worthwhile book- grandson was very interested in the art illustrations/ details and sketchings.
Haven't dived into the book completely yet, but a thoughtful perusal shows beautiful photographs of the amazing murals at Detroit's Institute of Art. My boyfriend and I visited the institute over the summer and thoroughly enjoyed a guided tour of the murals. I stumbled upon the book months later and bought if for his birthday. I envision the book living on the coffee table in our new home, waiting to be read once all the remodeling is finished!
Wonderful, informative book.
Great for any fan of Rivera.
I have had the pleasure of seeing many of Riveras works in person. His works in the USA, I have not seen. From the reviews, I figured THIS would be the best choice to learn about the Detroit murals. It is. The photos are well executed, sharp, and the colours appear to be well managed. I recommend this volume to all who are interested in Diego Rivera and his contribution to art.
great Work depicting what is probably the most important work of Diego Rivera outside of his native Mexico.

I look forward to visiting Detroit to see Diego Rivera's murals live