México: Secretaria de Educación Publica; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Enero 1956. b/w plates, ports., wrps. (Some chipping to spine; a few water spots lower margin of front and rear covers; o/w vg+). Item #92784
The bibliography for the early periodical publications of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBA). Briefly the following list puts in chronological order those publications to give context to their importance.
Mexico en el Arte was the first magazine of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBA) and was published in two epochs: 1948-1952 and then again from 1983-1990. During the time bewteen the two epochs the following were the main publications of INBA:
Letras Patrias (mainly literary): 1954-1959
Bellas Artes: 1956 -1957. 7 issues appeared over two years (bimonthly)
Cuadernos de Arte: Published from 1960-1964 (53 issues published).
Revista de Bellas Artes began in 1960 that added the Nueva Epoca began in 1972 and the Tercera Epoca began in 1983 when Mexico en el Arte resumed.
In 1952 INBA had stopped publishing the magazine México en el Arte, the first printed medium dedicated to the dissemination of its activites. In 1955 the possibility of publishing a new magazine that covered the void generated by the disapearance of Mexico en el Arte was considered. Thus in 1956 the first number of Bellas Artes appeared as a new dissemination body of Mexican artistic manifestations. "Bellas Artes" is the last editorial project coordinated by for INBA by the Spanish plastic and typographical arts Miguel Prieto (1907-1956, exiled in Mexico since 1939). Poet Jorge Ramón Juárez was the editor and director of the Institute. The magazine had a brief life but reported the most relevant events in art, theater and literature during the years 1956-1957. SCARCE.
No. 1, 1956: Arte Mexicano en el Japón -- Juana en la hoguera --Desarrollo del Arte Textil Peruano -- Las Tareas Integrales by Alvarez Acosta -- Japón descubre el arte Mexicano -- El Grabado nipon en madera -- Heemenegildo Bustos en Bellas Artes -- La obra grabada de José Guadalupe Posada -- La restauración Murai -- Raúl Angiano.