Resumen del Libro
Both a religious and a nationally revered cultural symbol, the Virgin of Guadalupe is one of the worlds most interesting cultural icons. From the deeply religious who cherish her, to atheists and agnostics who see the Virgin as a symbol of mexicanidad, and to everyone in between, the Virgin is a symbol of deep significance for all Mexicans. This book catalogs an exhibition from the museum of the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City. Paintings — from formal portraits to anonymous ex votos — as well as prints, sculptures, and textiles from the eighteenth to the twentieth century are catalogued and analyzed in a bilingual text that addresses both their art historical and their iconographic significance.