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The last part includes historic unpublished photographs and documents, that necessarily lead the reader to a reflection about a “forgotten paradise”. 

 

 

     

 

Book

Photographs             

Basilisco Archives & others        

Text

José Agustín, Guadalupe Loaeza, Verónica Martínez, Antonio Velasco Piña, Enrique Krauze

Foreword

Language

English

Publishers

Uroboros~Basilisco & Zare Books

 

 

Technical Specifications

Cover                     

Hard bound

Format

Portrait

Size

9 x 13 in. (extended 18 x 13 in.)        

Extend

240 pages

Copies

1000    


Materials
  

Cover                     

2 mm. frayboard & embossing

Ends

200 g. couché semi matte paper 

Interior                   

130 g. couché paper                          

Printing

Cover                      

4c x 1c                                             

Ends

1c x 0

Inside

4c x 4c      

Binding

Smyth sawn

    


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