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Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States

Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States - 95 edition

Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780816514977

ISBN10: 0816514976

Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States by Jorge Durand - ISBN 9780816514977
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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International: No
Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States by Jorge Durand - ISBN 9780816514977

ISBN13: 9780816514977

ISBN10: 0816514976

Edition: 95

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Summary

A comprehensive introduction to the Mexican retablo--folk images painted on sheets of tin that are offered as votives of thanks to Christ or the Virgin Mary for a miracle granted or a favor bestowed. Discusses votive offerings around the world, the emergence of Mexican retablos, how the paintings have influenced Mexican art, the special category of migrants' retablos, and presents 40 full-color retablo paintings with English translations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.