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Cordry, Donald and Dorothy [Donald Bush and Dorothy M.]

Published by University of Texas Press, Austin, 1968
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION. 4to. (31 cm.) xx, 373p. Foreword by Miguel Covarrubias. Full-color frontispiece captioned photo plus 15 full-page color captioned photos and 261 black and white captioned photos by Donald Cordry. Text by Donald and Dorothy Cordry. [List of] Works Consulted and Index. Red cloth with gilt letters on a black field on the spine and with a vignette in gilt on the front cover of a lion. "MEXICAN INDIAN COSTUMES approaches the study of Indian Costumes in two ways. First, it examines the general history of the costume, the tools and techniques used in making it, and the nature and variation of particular garments and accessories and how they are worn. Second, it analyzes in detail the costume of some twenty-seven villages and linguistic groups." [from the dust jacket] "These photographs show Indians wearing their regional dress, or engaged in weaving or spinning. In groups still somewhat culturally pure, the traditional costumes is among the last of the visually beautiful facts of the ancient heritage to be abandoned, and, since change will eventually come, we have felt an urgency to capture on film all we could." [from the Introduction] "This book is no grab bag of animate 'Mexican curios.' It sets the Mexican people in true perspective against their Indian land and background. It constitutes an invaluable record of a Mexico that was, that is already.beginning to disappear, and that tomorrow may exist only as memory and in such brilliantly realized images as Donald Cordry's photographs." [from the Foreword by Covarrubias] Both of the Cordrys were trained artists and, throughout their careers, were students of primitive and folk art, particularly of those Indians living in Mexico. Thus this book is the fruit of a lifelong study. NOTE: Extra postage may be required for this large and heavy volume. Bookseller Inventory # 007938

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Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Donald Cordry

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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