A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Book - 1984
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Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.

Here is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman -- with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1984, c1983
Edition: 1st Perennial Library ed. --
ISBN: 9780060085896
Branch Call Number: 759.972 Kahlo -H
Characteristics: xiii, 507 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Nov 02, 2007

Superbly researched and written biography of a fascinating subject.

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