Mexico City: Departamento Editorial de la Secretaria de Education, 1923. Hardcover. Octavo. xxvi, 133pp., 13 color plates. Original black quarter-cloth over orange boards with black lettering on cream paper label of cover. Illustrated title page printed in red and black. Manuals and treatises on drawing methods as applied in Mexican Art. With an introduction on the social function of art, the old esoteric art, the "aesthetic" anarchy, art criticism, and the enemies of art, among other topics. Contains various essays by Best-Maugard, the Mexican painter, film director and screenwriter, including negative criticism, the origin and peculiarities of Mexican art, the new movement of popular Mexican art, and extensive introductions to various drawing methods, their originals and potential. The book is profusely illustrated with thirteen high quality color offset reproductions of Mexican art and numerous in-text drawings of foloristic abstract and realistic Mexican patterns and motifs. Text in Spanish. Binding with light wear along edges and rubbed. Starting at inside covers. Title page loose but present. Block browned, color prints near fine. g to near fine. Item #47536
In 1931, he was commissioned by the Mexican government to assist Sergei Eisenstein in filming "Que viva México!."