I, Juan de Pareja

I, Juan de Pareja

Author: Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

Publisher:

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780786276660

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Juan de Parea, the slave who prepared the paints and canvases of the artist Velazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.


The Second Mrs. Gioconda

The Second Mrs. Gioconda

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2011-06-28

Total Pages: 166

ISBN-13: 1442439726

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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.


Thrall

Thrall

Author: Natasha D. Trethewey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 101

ISBN-13: 0547571607

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Thrall examines the deeply ingrained and often unexamined notions of racial difference across time and space. Through a consideration of historical documents and paintings, Natasha Trethewey--Pulitzer-prize winning author of Native Guard--highlight the contours and complexities of her relationship with her white father and the ongoing history of race in America.


My Heart Lies South

My Heart Lies South

Author: Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

Published: 2000-10-01

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 1883937515

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What happens when a thoroughly twentieth-century American lady journalist becomes a Mexican señora in nineteen-thirties' provincial Monterrey? She finds herself-sometimes hilariously-coping with servants, daily food allowances, bargaining, and dramatic Latin emotions. In this vivid autobiography, Newbery Award winning author Elizabeth Borton de Treviño brings to life her experiences with the culture and the faith of a civilization so close to the United States, but rarely appreciated or understood. This special young people's edition presents the humor and the insights of a remarkable woman and her contact with an era which is now past, but not to be forgotten.


Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World

Author: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2013-09-30

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1107354781

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Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World is the first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the time of Europe's full engagement with plantation slavery in the late sixteenth century to its final official abolition in Brazil in 1888. While this period saw the emergence of portraiture as a major field of representation in Western art, 'slave' and 'portraiture' as categories appear to be mutually exclusive. On the one hand, the logic of chattel slavery sought to render the slave's body as an instrument for production, as the site of a non-subject. Portraiture, on the contrary, privileged the face as the primary visual matrix for the representation of a distinct individuality. Essays address this apparent paradox of 'slave portraits' from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, probing the historical conditions that made the creation of such rare and enigmatic objects possible and exploring their implications for a more complex understanding of power relations under slavery.


Shadow of a Bull

Shadow of a Bull

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2012-06-19

Total Pages: 119

ISBN-13: 144246593X

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Maia Wojciechowska's 1965 Newbery Medal winner about a young boy struggling with his father's legacy. Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from Manolo's consciousness--how could he be, with the entire town of Arcangel waiting for the day Manolo will fulfill his father's legacy? But Manolo has a secret he dares to share with no one--he is a coward, without afición, the love of the sport that enables a bullfighter to rise above his fear and face a raging bull. As the day when he must enter the ring approaches, Manolo finds himself questioning which requires more courage: to follow in his father's legendary footsteps or to pursue his own destiny?


The Frog Scientist

The Frog Scientist

Author: Pamela S. Turner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 72

ISBN-13: 9780618717163

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Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.


El Güero

El Güero

Author: Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Published: 1991-10-01

Total Pages: 116

ISBN-13: 9780374420284

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His father's loyalty to the Mexican president deposed by Porfirio Diaz in 1876 forces a boy known as El Güero and his family into exile to the dangerous Baja California territory.


The Artist Project

The Artist Project

Author: Christopher Noey

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Published: 2017-09-19

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 0714873543

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Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.