Dreaming in Silver / Soñar en Plata

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Dreaming in Silver / Soñar en Plata: Silver Artists of Modern Mexico

This dual-language English/Spanish compendium focuses primarily on threads of influence in the development of the modern Mexican silver industry. It covers the active artistic communities in Taxco and Mexico City, which had a major impact on silver designers, maestros, and silversmiths. Penny Morrill helps us explore the materials, techniques, and design aesthetics of artists William Spratling, Héctor Aguilar, Margot Van Voorhies, Anna Morelli, and Matilde Poulat, together with a group of talented contemporary Mexican artists designing in silver. The artists' works were born out of a unique perspective, the challenge provided by the aesthetics of Mexican indigenous art. Forces like cubism, surrealism, primitivism, and abstraction were incorporated into a distinctly Mexican stylistic language.

  • Author | Penny C. Morrill
  • Published in 2018
  • 416 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Dimensions | 11.25" x approx. 9" x 1.5"

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