México: Editorial RM : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 2006. b/w, duo tone and color plates, ports., facs., illus., cat., bio., bibls., color pict. boards, OCLC: 123943017. Item #85124
The book examines in detail the life and cultural accomplishments of Anita Brenner (b. México 1905) a complex and extraordinary woman who was a creative author, journalist, art critic, historian, anthropologist, translator, promoter and friend of the most important artists, intellectuals, writers and main personages of Mexican avant-garde culture and art during the first half of the 20th century. Brenner was also a passionate communist who defended workers, Indians and those unjustly treated and as a promoter of culture in the late 1920's and 1930's. She forged a unique dialog in the United States about Mexican culture, through her own transcultural identity, coinciding with the golden age of Mexican muralism. As an author her three major books were Idols Behind Altars, Your Mexican Holiday, and The Wind That Swept Mexico. The text is enhanced with illustrations and images of the life of this unique Jewish, Mexican, intellectual and bohemian woman. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXT.