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Codex Méndez catalogexhibition catalog: Jean Makin, (editor) and Jules Heller (essay).
Codex Méndez: prints by Leopoldo Méndez (1902-1969).
Arizona State University Art Museum.
co-curators Jules Heller and Jean Makin, February 20-May 30, 1999.

Album TGP México 1937-1949.
Spanish and English, including 5 original prints, one by Méndez

[The following books are in Spanish, with ample illustrations of Méndez' work].

detail: book cover serpent and song Incidentes Melodicas del Mundo Irracional by Juan de la Cabada. 40 illustrations by Leopoldo Méndez. A limited edition of 1200 published by La Estampa Mexicana, 1944. Juan de la Cabada adapted a Mayan story of some fairly complex dealings between a snail, an anteater, a snake, a deer and the villainous zopilote (buzzard) who gets hung from a tree at the end. In Spanish, with some Maya sentences, some songs with music provided.
above: title page.      right: Image with song, from de la Cabada's book.

Carrillo Azpeitia, Rafael. Leopoldo Méndez: Dibujos, Grabados, Pinturas. Mexico City: Fondo Editorial de la Plastica Mexicana, 1984.

Prignitz-Poda, Helga. El Taller de Grafica Popular en Mexico 1937-1977. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1992.

Reyes Palma, Francisco. 1994. Leopoldo Méndez: El Oficio de Grabar Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994.

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