Artists' Books Collection

La jícara,


Originally published as La jícara, no. 1, in 1994; this ed. includes an additional vol., El hombre de la jícara azul. The series, La jícara (The gourd) was developed as a literary, artistic and historical journal to preserve and promote Mayan and mestizo culture. La jícara: joined sheets of brown kraft paper accordion-folded and paged front to back and then back to front on verso; two silkscreened advertisement cards laid in. El hombre de la jícara azul: 5 sheets of pasteboard bound at the corners with corn husk strands and corn husk hanging loop. Both are offset printed with silkscreened illustrations. Issued in a handmade paper printed wrapper with handmade seal. Accompanying vol. contains a poem beginning Mi jícara no es fruto del morro ... by Juan Bañuelos and a prose piece, Secreto a voces sobre Carlos Jurado. MSU copy:


  • Godínez, Miguel Ángel, 1953-
  • Hernández Téllez, Luz Estela
  • Jurado, Carlos
  • Past, Ámbar

Publication Date: 1997

Original Size: 1 sheet (27 p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. + 1 hanging book ([10] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.) ; 1 wrapper (16 x 24 cm.) ; and 1 carved gourd (5 x 5 x 3 cm.)

Collection: MSU Libraries Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: N7433.35 .M5 J52 1997

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