Topic Descriptor: crafts×
  • María Enríquez de Allen Florista, Santera, Artesana
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    Shifra M. Goldman wrote this text about María Enríquez de Allen to honor her for her contribution to art in the areas of flower making, Santos carving, and crafts. She especially praises Enríquez de Allen for enriching the visual vocabulary of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867369

  • Naylamp 72
    This is a newspaper review of the Primera Feria Artesanal Naylamp 72, the event organized in the city of Chiclayo in the northern coastal region of Peru. The review notes the participation of about three hundred artisans from sections in that part of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139009

  • No sólo por amor al arte
    Cárdenas, Marcela, 1948-
    In this interview the painter Leslie Lee discusses the reasons behind the founding of SUTAP (Sindicato Único de Trabajadores en las Artes Plásticas) [Sole Visual Arts Workers Union], explaining the group’s disagreements and subsequent break with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136333

  • Notas sobre lo americano
    Oyarzún, Luis, 1920-1972
    In “Notas sobre lo americano” Luis Oyarzún shares his thoughts about Latin American culture, art, and literature, which he contrasts with his Eurocentric views. He groups his ideas into six points, in which he critiques what he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779076

  • Notas sôbre o desenho industrial
    Duarte, Rogério
    In this essay, Rogério Duarte defines “industrial design” as the concept of  form in its serial reproduction. As he references the origins of Renaissance-style typography, he weighs in and deliberates about various theories on the subject, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111413

  • Nuestras Artes Populares
    Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974
    In this article, Mexican writer Salvador Novo reflects on traditional Mexican arts and handicrafts. In the early twentieth century, wealthy Mexicans considered Mexican artesanías inferior to fine European furnishings. After the Mexican Revolution, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752405

  • O artesanato no Ceará
    Xavier, Lívio, 1900-
    In this article Lívio Xavier discusses the production of handcrafts in the state of Ceará, which are brought into town and offered for sale in the markets in Fortaleza, the state capital. Xavier notes the wide variety of artisan products produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110900

  • Orams IX : arte y pueblo
    This article is about the Festival Arte y Pueblo, which was installed in the Plazoleta de San Francisco in the city of Arequipa, in southern Peru, from November 18–25, 1975. The anonymous reviewer notes the integration and multidisciplinary nature [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139024

  • Populismo inframarxista
    Abril de Vivero, Francisco
    In an earlier article written in 1977, the artist Francisco Abril de Vivero challenged the official populist decision to send arts and crafts to the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo. In his opinion, the decision showed “the spirit of demagoguery [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855232

  • Premio a López Antay rompe esqemas del arte "culto": ganador del premio de arte visitó el INC
    This is a report on the visit of the Andean altarpiece artist Joaquín López Antay—the winner of the 1975 National Culture Prize in the art category—to the INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura). The report includes his statements as well as those [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135945

  • Premio a López Antay suscita controversias : unos : consagración del arte popular. Otros : una cosa es arte y otra artesanía
    Bermúdez, Alfonso
    This article, published in the newspaper La Crónica (Lima, 27 December 1975), quotes the opinions expressed by a group of artists shortly after the announcement that Joaquín López Antay, the altarpiece artist from the Andean region of Peru, had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135879

  • Premio de arte fue para retablista López Antay
    This article was published in the Peruvian newspaper La Crónica the day after the winners of the Premios Nacionales de Cultura for 1973/74 were announced. Significantly, the prize in the art category was given, the article reports, to Andean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855133

  • Presidente de Bienal de Sao Paulo elogia participación peruana
    This article was published on November 12, 1977 in the Lima newspaper La Prensa. It contains several quotes from the letter written by Oscar P. Landman, the President of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo to the INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855956

  • Pro y contra : el premio a López Antay
    Abril de Vivero, Francisco
    This newspaper article discusses the opposing points of view expressed by Peruvian artists in the debate over the 1975 National Culture Prize. Speaking in favor of the decision, Ciro Palacios states that the award acknowledges “an urgent need to re [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136530

  • Protesta contra INC manifiestan plásticos
    In this letter published in the Lima-based newspaper La Prensa, a group of Peruvian visual artists expresses its opposition to the selection of folk art representing Peru at the twenty-fourth São Paulo Biennial held in 1977. The artists object to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855211

  • Revolución en la artesanía
    This article is about the events organized by the self-styled “Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas Armadas Peruanas,” the revolutionary government of the Peruvian armed forces led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, designed to support the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139278

  • Sobre el premio nacional de arte
    Adolph, José B., 1933-2008
    On the occasion of the decision to grant the 1975 Premio Nacional de Cultura [award] to Andean altarpiece maker Joaquín López Antay (1897–1981), journalist José B. Adolph reviews the categories of “high art” and “folk art.” While Adolph [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136108

  • Tempos de grossura: o design no impasse
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    Sixteen years after having worked in northeastern Brazil, specifically in the state of Bahia, architect and cultural administrator Lina Bo Bardi evaluates the state of drawing in a dependent and capitalist country that underwent intense [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110902

  • Totalidade artística e posição das artes industriais e artesanato na cidade nova
    Barata, Mário
    In this text, Mario Barata ostensibly rejects the function of industrial art and crafts in the modern city. He sees benefits and drawbacks to the standardization of furniture and, naturally, of taste. On the other hand, he believes wholeheartedly in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110412

  • Un vernissage para la artesanía
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    In this text, Mirko Lauer (under the pseudonym “N. O. Sengai”) points out that only artists and intellectuals, not artisans, have participated in the debate around granting the Premio Nacional [award] to López Antay. He argues that that is due [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136124

  • Vigencia artística de Sabogal
    Rouillon, Guillermo, 1917-1978
    In this article the intellectual and writer Guillermo Rouillón notes the post-mortem influence exerted by the work of the Indigenist painter José Sabogal, an influence that can even be seen in the decision to award the 1975 National Culture Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136011

  • Yorubá: um estudo etno-tecnológico de 50 peças da coleção arte africana do Museu Nacional de Belas-Artes
    This is a catalogue for the collection of African art at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, which includes pieces from Nigeria and Benin (the former Republic of Dahomey). This document was produced by the anthropologist and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110532