The Virgin of Guadalupe: Art and Legend

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9781423624714: The Virgin of Guadalupe: Art and Legend
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The miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe is revealed through exquisite folk art and historic legend. As a popular cultural icon, a venerable symbol of compassion, hope, and humility and one of the most popular pieces of ancient art ever created, the Virgin of Guadalupe has inspired believers and nonbelievers alike for centuries.

Informed with writings about miraculous apparitions from Aztec legends, storied histories and colorful folklore, The Virgin of Guadalupe is a captivating portrait celebrating one of the most beloved objects of devotion.

In an evocative essay and through brilliant photographs with Spanish/English bilingual captions, writer/photographer John Annerino shares his own mythical journey that inspired his decades-long quest for the Virgin of Guadalupe art throughout the American West and Old Mexico.

John Annerino is the author and photographer of sevnteen distinguished photography books and thirtytwo single-artist calendars, including Ancient America, New Mexico Wild & Scenic, Arizona Wild & Scenic, and the award-winning books Desert Light, Indian Country, Grand Canyon Wild, Canyons of the Southwest, The Wild Country of Mexico, and Roughstock: The Toughest Events in Rodeo (acclaimed by the Rodeo Hall of Fame). John's credits include Arizona Highways Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, LIFE, Newsweek, People, Scientific American, Time, Travel & Leisure, and many prestigious clients worldwide.

In his quest to explore the renowned landscapes and secret places of the Great Southwest with camera and pen over the last twenty-five years, John has climbed its hallowed mountains, rafted its wild and scenic rivers, journeyed on foot through its mystical chasms, and crossed its alluring deserts. He has photographed and come to know the region's Native peoples and ceremonies, Western cowboys and traditions, and Spanish heritage and celebrations.

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Celebrating one of the most beloved world icons through art and prose.

The Virgin of Guadalupe is a brilliant art book that celebrates a popular cultural icon, a venerable symbol of compassion, hope, and humility--and one of the most popular pieces of ancient art ever created. Featuring color photographs, bilingual English and Spanish captions, and an evocative essay, the book includes lyrical quotes from Aztec legends, miraculous apparitions, storied histories, and colorful folklore.

John Annerino is the photographer and author of sixteen distinguished photography books, including the award-winning Desert Light, Indian Country, Vanishing Borderlands, Canyons of the Southwest, The Wild Country of Mexico, and Roughstock: The Toughest Events in Rodeo. His work has also appeared in National Geographic Adventure, LIFE, Newsweek, People, Scientific American, Time, and Travel & Leisure. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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