Author(s): Helia Bonilla
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852 - 1913), a group of historians and writers reflect on various aspects of his life and work. This volume contains essays by Juan Villoro, Helia Bonilla, Monserrat Gali, and Rafael Barajas, as well as a study by Mercurio Lopez that organizes a significant part of Posada's work chronologically and in terms of the print making techniques employed. It also includes two complementary sections: one that examines the technical transition from lead to zinc in engraving and a second that gives examples of the iconographical sources drawn on by Posada. The book contains almost one thousand reproductions of original prints of the period, including dozens of engravings never before published in bookform. Owing to the quality of the texts, the book design, the selection ofworks, and its meticulous production values, Posada. A Century of Skeletonspromises to be an indispensable contribution to the centennial celebration.