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El Corazon de La Muerte: Altars and Offerings for Days of the Dead
This is a dual-language book with text in English and Spanish. This is an art book that presents the colorful and magical altars and shrines built to honor the dead in the old Mexican tradition. The Oakland Museum has invited artists to create these every year for the last ten years and the wonderful collection here is the best of the best in full-color photographs. The ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Heyday Books
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I saw the 17th annual Días de los Muertos exhibition, entitled "Love and Loss", at the Oakland Museum of California when I was in San Francisco last month, and I bought this book from the museum shop afterward. The book, which was written for the 10th annual exhibition in 2003, provides a short introduction to the holiday, which dates back to pre-Hispanic Mexico. It began with Micailhuitontli, the Small Feast of the Dead, which lasted for 20 days and honored the dead children of the populations ...more