An Atlas of Illumination
This book originates from the most profound love of land and identity. Origen México is a convergence of talents, passions, thoughts, textures, flavours, creative forces, and unique sensibilities with an innate character, inherited from the indigenous cultures that have formed and illuminated Mexican culture.
Structured alphabetically, the book chronicles Mexico’s rich contribution through a curation of subjects ranging from Luis Barragán and Frida Kahlo to Voladores de Papantla and the invention of color television. Giving an overview reflective of the diversity of Mexico’s influence on the world, each subject has a written summary of its unique qualities and impact at large. Imagery and playful color weave throughout in a discovery of thoughtful randomness. The end of the book uses pink carbon copy paper and includes a timeline, offering secondary context to this atlas of illumination.
Origin México honours the inherent beauty of a country and gives immense gratitude to those who have moved us to see further and deeper. All funds from the sale of the book will go to Fundacion BECAR, a non-profit supporting and providing accessible education in Mexico.
The design and curation of Origen México has convinced us very much. The selection of carefully described objects, people and traditions gives a loving insight into this ancient culture and thus conveys knowledge in a subtle, easy to grasp way.
Design: Blok Design
Author: Claudia Espinoza García
Editors: Paola González Vargas, Adriana Sánchez-Mejorada
Publisher: Paola González Vargas
Typeface: Inter RH by Robert Huber
Release: November 2019
Volume: 560 pages
Format: 17 × 24 × 4 cm
Price: 70.– Euro
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