Mexico: The Land of Charm

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Mexico: The Land of Charm gathers an engaging sampling of 350 pieces of printed materials circulated between the 1910s and the 1960s. Well-known artists and designers created many of these images with print runs between a thousand to tens of thousands of copies. These images flooded streets, newspaper stands, bookshops, and homes, with the common aim of disseminating an idealized image of what is typically considered Mexican.

Drawn from private collections and the holdings of museums, with no claim to completeness, the material in Mexico: The Land of Charm ranges in size from stamps to posters, and includes material such as books, illustrated magazines, photography magazines, songbooks and musical scores, almanacs and calendars, tourist guides and maps. The result is an impressive collection of images that are now a part of Mexican history.

Written by Mercurio Lopez Casillas and James Oles. Published by RM in 2021. Hardcover, measures 9.5 x 7 inches, 224 pages. ISBN 9788417975517

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