Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo To ¡30-30! by Tatiana E. FloresMexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo To ¡30-30! by Tatiana E. Flores

Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo To ¡30-30!

byTatiana E. Flores

Hardcover | June 11, 2013

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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 Relying on extensive documentary research and previously unpublished archival materials, author Tatiana Flores expands the conventional history of Estridentismo by including its offshoot movement ¡30–30!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.

Tatiana Flores is assistant professor in the Department of Art History with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University.
Title:Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo To ¡30-30!Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300184484

ISBN - 13:9780300184488


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Winner of the 2014 Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section, Humanities Book Prize.