Tlahuican Paradise





During the pre-hispanic period, Cuernavaca was the site of the mythical Aztec Tamoanchan.
The Tlahuicas-natives of the area in pre-Columbian times, beleived their paradise was also located in this area.

In the first half of the 20th Century, Cuernavaca and its outskirts gathered an interesting community of actors, politicians, aristocrats, businessmen, artists, scientists, thinkers and refugees from all over the world, who found in this place their own secret paradise.

This book is divided in three main sections: In the first one, text and images
are intertwined in a flexible and ironic way, construed as a travel diary; the second includes a collection of interviews and portraits of some of the famous people who lived in Cuernavaca during the first decade of the 20th Century.

The last part includes historic unpublished photographs and documents, that necessarily lead the reader to a reflection about a “forgotten paradise”. 



Photographs              Basilisco Archives & others        
Text José Agustín, Guadalupe Loaeza, Verónica Martínez, Antonio Velasco Piña
Foreword Enrique Krauze
Language English
Publishers Uroboros~Basilisco & Zare Books
First edition  




Technical Specifications

Cover                      Hard bound
Format Portrait
Size 9 x 13 in. (extended 18 x 13 in.)        
Extend 240 pages
Copies 1000 – 2500  


Cover                      2 mm. frayboard & embossing
Ends 200 g. couché semi matte paper ?????
Interior                    130 g. couché paper                          


Cover                       4c x 1c                                             
Ends 1c x 0
Inside 4c x 4c      


Smyth sawn


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