Trinity University Press

Books about Decorative Arts

Colors on Clay: The San José Tile Workshops of San Antonio

Susan Toomey Frost (author)

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Colors on Clay brings to life the rich artistry, designers, and styles that brought the colorful tiles, bowls, plates, and other wares produced by the San José Workshops in San Antonio, Texas, into prominence nationally. Intertwining art, personality profiles, and history, Susan Toomey Frost presents the first definitive account of this intriguing story. Against the backdrop of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the...

For four decades, beginning just before the Great Depression, Ramos' depictions of South Texas and Central Mexican life—from chile queens on Alamo Plaza to vaqueros on... — San Antonio Express-News

Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

Catherine Nixon Cooke (author)

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Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows O'Gorman's life and the creation of his mural Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, a spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time as one of the Mexican artist's most influential works. O'Gorman was a muralist, painter, mosaic artist, critic, and professor, as well as an architect. He is possibly best known for his close friendship...

The Winds and Words of War: World War I Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library Collection

Allison Hays Lane (editor)

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Commissioned by the U.S. Committee on Public Information, more than 300 of America’s best-known illustrators, cartoonists, designers, and fine artists created some 700 posters in an effort to build patriotism, raise funds for war bonds, encourage enlistment, and increase volunteerism during World War I. The Winds and Words of War is a rich collection of World War I–era posters created in 1916 and 1917 to motivate the...

These posters hung in hospitals, auditoriums, churches, and synagogues across the nation, inspiring Americans across class and religious boundaries throughout the War to...San Antonio Current