The Day of the Dead is a festival of culture and youth, a feast of the senses and celebration of life in death. Originating in Mexico and the Latin American countries it began as a way of remembering departed relatives, as a means of embracing rather than fearing death. The beautiful rituals, the sugar skulls, the costumes and the festivities have grown into a massive counter culture across the western world. Art, movies, cartoons and literature have been consumed by the brilliant power of the Day of the Dead, tendered here in this lively new book, following Tattoo Art and Street Art, the latest title in Flame Tree's hugely successful Inspiration and Technique series.
Details: Day of the Dead (Art, Inspiration & Counter Culture)
Dimensions: 30x29 cm | 11.75x11.5 in
There is a lot to show about Mexico and coffee table books are a great option of doing so. We chose some examples, from a general view of the country, to specific topics like art (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are probably the most famous ones), culture (Day of the Dead has become quite popular), architecture (showing traditional as well as modern houses), food (with great recipes), and of course, Tequila (all you need to know about the liquor).