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Tatiana Flores
Tatiana Flores is associate professor in the Department of Art History with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University.
Flores, Tatiana
Flores, Tatiana
United States of America
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Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30–30!
Looking back to Actual No. 1, it is easy to find fault or disregard Manuel Maples Arce’s call to arms, as many have done. Estridentismo nonetheless offers a lens through which to read vanguardism in Mexico as it developed in the decade following the revolution. A great many visual artists considered Maples Arce’s avant-garde model as they explored artistic languages and subjects that would be most appropriate to their contemporary condition. The relationship was by no means one-sided. …
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Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30–30!
This book has been gestating for a long time and could not have been possible without the help of many people. I am particularly grateful to my Columbia University adviser, Keith Moxey, whose creativity, intelligence, and kindness from my days as an undergraduate inspired me to become an art historian. Christina Kiaer, my coadviser, lent her support when I most needed it and showed me how to be a better writer. Alfred MacAdam, an unwavering ally since my undergraduate years, provided keen …
Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30–30!
In December 1921, the poet Manuel Maples Arce (1898–1981) papered the walls of Mexico City with his manifesto Actual No. 1, sparking the movement Estridentismo (Stridentism). Inspired by Mexico's rapid modernization following the Mexican Revolution, the Estridentistas attempted to overturn the status quo in Mexican culture, taking inspiration from contemporary European movements and methods of expression.

Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes provides a nuanced account of the early-20th-century moment that came to be known as the Mexican Renaissance, featuring an impressive range of artists and writers. Relying on extensive documentary research and previously unpublished archival materials, author Tatiana Flores expands the conventional history of Estridentismo by including its offshoot movement ¡30–30! and underscoring Mexico's role in the broader development of modernism worldwide. Focusing on the interrelationship between art and literature, she illuminates the complexities of post-revolutionary Mexican art at a time when it was torn between formal innovation and social relevance.
Print publication date June 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300184488
EISBN 9780300232196
Illustrations 170
Print Status in print