The Resource Folk treasures of Mexico : the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco, text by Marion Oettinger, Jr. ; with foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts and photographs by Lee Boltin ; additional photographs by John Dyer and captions and photographs by Annie ONeill, (electronic resource/)

Folk treasures of Mexico : the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco, text by Marion Oettinger, Jr. ; with foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts and photographs by Lee Boltin ; additional photographs by John Dyer and captions and photographs by Annie ONeill, (electronic resource/)

Label
Folk treasures of Mexico : the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco
Title
Folk treasures of Mexico
Title remainder
the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco
Statement of responsibility
text by Marion Oettinger, Jr. ; with foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts and photographs by Lee Boltin ; additional photographs by John Dyer and captions and photographs by Annie ONeill
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A book on one of the most exciting and colorful phases in the rich cultural history of Mexico. This is how Nelson A. Rockefeller, in 1978, during his last trip to Mexico, described the book he planned to publish about his astonishing collection of Mexican folk art. Folk Treasures of Mexico: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection is that book, and Rockefellers essay appears here as the foreword to this volume, which highlights the best and most striking objects in what is considered to be the single finest collection of Mexican folk art in the United States
  • In 1933, Nelson A. Rockefeller began assembling his exciting and important collection, now comprising more than 3,000 objects ranging widely in terms of history, medium and function. Here, more than 130 beautifully reproduced plates---more than 80 of them in full color---illustrate the rich variety of these folk art treasures. Each object is extraordinary, whether it be an 18th-century centurion helmet mask from the State of Mexico, a gold-threaded rebozo or brightly patterned sarape, a soulful religious icon, an elaborate tree of life or colorful Day of the Dead scene, a conchero pull toy from Guanajuato or an elegant crane-shaped gourd from Guerrero. Complementing the plates are many documentary photographs that provide interesting historical perspective on Rockefellers collection, which represents nearly 50 years of collecting activity
  • The foreword to the book, containing Rockefellers personal account of his lifelong fascination with the Mexican marketplace and its artisans, is followed by a preface by his daughter Ann Rockefeller Roberts. She describes how, after her fathers death, she carried out his goal of publishing this book on his collection and finding permanent homes for the works in two outstanding institutions: the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Avon Neal, an internationally respected authority on folk art, introduces the book with an essay that places Mexicos popular arts in the context of modern folk art and comments on the cultural happenings of the era in which Rockefeller assembled his folk treasures
  • The main text, by Marion Oettinger, Jr., the Betty and Bob Kelso Director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, tells the remarkable story of Rockefeller the collector, whose lifelong interest in art, official involvement with Latin America and personal vision helped create his Mexican folk art collection. Oettinger describes the works themselves according to function as utilitarian, ceremonial or decorative objects, or objects of play and fantasy. He devotes his last chapter to the Mexican folk artists who created this incredible diversity of art and inspired Rockefeller with their imagination and skill. Accompanying the plates of the objects are lively and informative commentaries written by Annie ONeill, folk art specialist and former adviser to Rockefeller on this collection
  • Perfect for those who share Nelson A. Rockefellers passion for Mexican folk art, this book will also appeal to everyone interested in folk art or the art or history of Latin America. Valuable tools for research are the glossary, bibliography and chronology
  • Avon Neals words aptly describe the art and the man that are the subject of this book: As with all great collections, this one reflects a unique personal vision, as well as its creators deep commitment to an indigenous art. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Mexican folk art collection represents a marvelous achievement by a very remarkable man.--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
745.0972/07473
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK844
LC item number
.O35 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Folk treasures of Mexico : the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco, text by Marion Oettinger, Jr. ; with foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts and photographs by Lee Boltin ; additional photographs by John Dyer and captions and photographs by Annie ONeill, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=577846
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts; Prologue by Marion Oettinger, Jr.; Acknowledgments; Foreword by Nelson A. Rockefeller; Preface by Ann Rockefeller Roberts; Introduction by Avon Neal; Rockefeller the Collector; The Collection; The Mexican Folk Artist
Control code
ocn794492155
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Folk treasures of Mexico : the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco, text by Marion Oettinger, Jr. ; with foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts and photographs by Lee Boltin ; additional photographs by John Dyer and captions and photographs by Annie ONeill, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=577846
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Foreword by Ann Rockefeller Roberts; Prologue by Marion Oettinger, Jr.; Acknowledgments; Foreword by Nelson A. Rockefeller; Preface by Ann Rockefeller Roberts; Introduction by Avon Neal; Rockefeller the Collector; The Collection; The Mexican Folk Artist
Control code
ocn794492155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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