Original Title: Metodo de Dibujo. Tradicion, Resurgimiento y Evolución del arte Mexicano
Pronunciation: Metodo de Dibujo. Tradicion, Resurgimiento y Evolución del arte Mexicano
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 22 cm
COMPONENTS: 133p, Hardcover
CONDITION: Very good condition.
ITEM ID: 3961
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Elementary School Art Education Book

PRONUNCIATION: Metodo de Dibujo. Tradicion, Resurgimiento y Evolución del arte Mexicano
DATE
Year: 1923
Decade: 1920s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

In 1921,the Mexican government initiated an art education program for primary schools throughout the country. This book, a hands-on method, blends elements of European-style abstraction and indigenous art, ancient and new.

Best Maugard had studied ethnographic artifacts with the German anthropologist Franz Boas. And he based his own teaching on linear motifs — squiggles, circles and so on — derived from pre-Columbian pottery shards. From those primordial forms, children of any cultural background or education level could compose new images of any kind — Best Maugard encouraged fantasy — and on a personal scale. They could make, from very ancient sources, a modernism of their own.

ARTISTS
Name: Adolfo Best Maugard
Type: Author
Artist Information: Artist and Art Historian