Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Coyoacán, Mexico
Originally designed by Diego Rivera to house his collection of pre-contact Mexican art. The designs were completed by his daughter Ruth, along with the architects Juan O’Gorman, andHereberto Pegelson. Note the use of corbel arch in the bottom pic. This type of vaulting was popular and widely used in Mesoamerica. Also barely visible on the exterior walls is a Modernist interpretation of the Quetzalcoatl reliefs found originally in Teotihuacan. Also noticeable in the 2 bottom pics are pre-contact sculptures displayed outside. I am not sure if these are original or copies. I am hoping they are copies, and not original works of pre-Columbian art exposed to the elements, looting, and vandalism.
First Second Books has recently acquired Kiss Number Eight, a YA graphic novel written by Eisner-nominated author Colleen AF Venable and illustrated by newcomer Leela Wagner. Due out in 2016, here is First Second’s tantalizing description of the book:
Amanda can’t figure out what’s so…