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Handmade in CubaRolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía$
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Ruth Behar, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Kristin Schwain

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401520

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401520.001.0001

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Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity

Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity

(p.127) 9 Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity
Handmade in Cuba

Kim Larson

University Press of Florida

Ediciones Vigia’s chief designer, Rolando Estévez Jordán, created his own artistic language by adopting and adapting iconography from a variety of traditions that span the vanguardia and New Art movements in Cuban art to ancient Greece statuary, medieval manuscripts, and modernist works of Western art. This chapter considers how Vigía created its own vision of twentieth-century Cuban history and contemporary Cuban identity through these allusions as well as the material designs of the books and the literature published within them.

Keywords:   Cuban art, Ediciones Vigía, Iconography, Identity, New Art, Vanguardia, Western art

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