Artists' Books Collection

Los puentes abiertos : literatura matancera 1813-1844


Mimeographed reproductions of typescript and decorative borders on individual leaves of coarse light brown and medium brown papers glued at left margin to black construction-paper wrappers and tied with a heavy cord. Text is reproduced in columns on both sides of leaves; illustrations are mimeographed or photocopied. Wrappers have 3 leaves, including an overlay, and are decorated with mounted paper cutouts, reproductions from a 19th-century Matanzas newspaper, earth from places associated with poets Juan Francisco Manzano and Plácido, and stems from a plant at the former home of poet José Jacinto Milanés. Part of a collection of handmade books, most with cords for hanging (literatura de cordel), published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Publication information from colophon. Consta de doscientos ejemplares numerados, firmados por su autor ... --Colophon. MSU has copy no. 199. LC has copy no. 146. MSU copy: gift of Jeanne Drews (2000).


  • Martínez Carmenate, Urbano, 1953-
  • Trujillo, Yohan Enrique

Publication Date: 1998

Original Size: 96, [8] p. (last leaf blank), 1 bookmark : ill., ports.; 24 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 4, Tray 4A

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