Guardianes De Las Artes /Guardians of the Arts by Marilyn Anderson


Scholar and artist Marilyn Anderson shares her passion for and deep knowledge of the traditional arts and crafts of the Mayan people of Guatemala in the beautiful art book Guardianes de las artes: grabados de artistas y artesanos de Guatemala/ Guardians of the Arts: Prints of Guatemalan Artists and Artisans. Marilyn's authentic detailed woodcut and linoleum prints illustrate artists at work, including backstrap weavers, foot loom weavers, spinners, jaspe knotters, basket makers, potters, glass blower, candle maker, and many more. Opposite each illustration is a detailed explanation of the artisan technique. Preface, introduction and five supplemental essays provide contextual information on cultural, economic, historic and environmental issues affecting the Maya today. A must for aficionados of Mayan textiles and handcrafts. Presented in both Spanish and English.

  • Hardover, 142 pages, printed on substantial natural beige-colored stock. 11 1/4" x 8  3/4"
  • 2016, Ediciones del Pensativo