Changing Dreams : A Generation of Oaxaca's Woodcarvers (Hardcover)

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In 1993, author/journalist Shepard Barbash and photographer Vicki Ragan published the best seller Oaxacan Wood Carving: The Magic in the Trees that chronicled the art of Oaxacan wood carvers. Changing Dreams, a photo documentary style book, takes a generation-long look at the fast-changing world of the woodcarvers in Oaxaca, an increasingly popular tourist center where the carvers have become the main attraction. Faced with a range of negative trends, a number of Oaxacan artisans put aside their craft to become mojados, or illegal workers, drawn by the economic opportunities north of the border.


Publisher Univ of New Mexico Pr
Mfg Part# 9780890135051
SKU 204962451
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0890135053
Release Date 10/1/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 9.25L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Arresting black-and-white images and narrative text drawn from interviews provide a compelling documentary study of the woodcarvers of Oaxaca, Mexico. The artisans became famous in the 1980's for their colorful novelty figures. A generation later, the authors document the artists' struggle to survive amid economic hardships.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0155
Publisher Museum of New Mexico Press
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