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Title Frida Kahlo's garden / edited by Adriana Zavala, Mia D'Avanza, and Joanna l. Groarke.

Publication Info. Bronx, NY : The New York Botanical Garden ; Munich : DelMonico Books/Prestel, [2015]


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Description 136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note "This book accompanies the exhibition Frida Kahlo: art, garden, life at The New York Botanical Garden".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 134).
Contents Frida Kahlo : art, garden, life / Adriana Zavala -- The evolution of the Casa Azul : a photographic essay / Joanna L. Groarke -- A Nahuatal garden of delights / Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera -- Plates : artworks in the exhibition / Mia D'Avanza and Joanna L. Groarke -- Gardens and landscapes of Frida Kahlo's Mexico City / Kathryn E. O'Rourke -- Creating the illusion of the countryside : Frida Kahlo's post-Revolutionary Mexican suburban domestic garden / Robert Bye and Edelmira Linares -- Making Frida Kahlo's garden in New York : the Conservatory exhibition / Karen Daubmann -- Plants in Frida Kahlo's garden and art.
Summary Frida Kahlo created a natural paradise in her home at Casa Azul in Mexico City. The plants cultivated there were vital components of some of her most original work and an important part of her fascination with indigenous Mexican history and culture. From early paintings dating from the 1920s to her last known work, Kahlo's use of botanical imagery reflects not only a love of the natural world, but also an evolving iconography. By focusing attention on this aspect of her art and its relationship to her garden sanctuary, the book demonstrates how the natural world provided Kahlo with inspiration. In addition to dazzling full-page reproductions of Kahlo's paintings and works on paper, the book also includes essays presenting Kahlo as an avid collector of artifacts, animals, books and plants. Archival photos trace the evolution of the Casa Azul (the Blue House) over the course of the artist's lifetime. Additionally, it explores Mexican architecture, landscape design and gardens of the early 20th century. Fans of botanical art, garden enthusiasts, and Kahlo's many devotees will find new and exciting images and information in this elegant, unique presentation of one of modern art's most revered figures.
Subject Kahlo, Frida -- Exhibitions.
Kahlo, Frida. (OCoLC)fst00088364
Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954. (DE-588)11855932X
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject Artists' gardens -- Mexico -- Coyoacán -- Exhibitions.
Gardens -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Artists' gardens. (OCoLC)fst01738738
Gardens -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00937924
Garten. (DE-588)4121310-5
Garten. (DE-588)4019286-6
Malerei. (DE-588)4037220-0
Mexico -- Coyoacán. (OCoLC)fst01211218
Mexico -- Mexico City. (OCoLC)fst01206137
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Zavala, Adriana. Frida Kahlo.
Kahlo, Frida. Works. Selections.
Zavala, Adriana, editor.
D'Avanza, Mia, editor.
Groarke, Joanna L., editor.
New York Botanical Garden, host institution.
Added Title Frida Kahlo: art, garden, life.
ISBN 9783791354569 (hardcover)
3791354566 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40025046368

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