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Aztlán to Magulandia

Aztlan to Magulandia

Book Description: 

Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert Magu Luján

Edited by Constance Cortez and Hal Glicksman

The work of this important sculptor, spokesperson, and teacher is seen from a variety of cultural perspectives in this book, which draws upon the artist's entire oeuvre and places well-known works alongside unpublished drawings, paintings, sculptures, notebooks, and statements. Designed in a large format to complement Magu's bold use of color, the book includes essays addressing such topics as the concept of emplacement, gender and the imagery of lowriders, and Magu as a social artist.

Connie Cortez

Author Bio: 

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Associate Professor of Chicana/o Art History and Post Contact Art of Mexico

Dr. Cortez teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary Art as well as in Colonial Art of Mexico. She publishes in two fields: Contemporary Chicano/a Art and Post-Contact Art of Mexico. Her three most recent volumes include: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján, co-edited with Hal Glicksman (University Art Galleries, University of California, Irvine/DelMonico Books•Prestel, Munich, London, New York, 2017); Carmen Lomas Garza (Los Angeles and Minneapolis: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the University of Minnesota Press, 2010), for which she was awarded first place in the category of Best Arts Book (English) at the 2011 International Latino Book Awards; and Death & the Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World co-edited with John Beusterien (Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2010, Hispanic Issues Online).