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Introduction

Ruth Behar (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This is the first anthology to bring together a broad framework of personal and scholarly perspectives on the handmade books of Ediciones Vigía in Matanzas, Cuba, and its project of producing ... More


For the Love of Beautiful Books: An Ode to the Work of Rolando Estévez for Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Rolando Estévez was the founding and guiding artistic director of Ediciones Vigía from its inception in 1985, in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba, until 2014. In this personal reflection, the ... More


An Enchanting Exchange: The Gift Economy of Vigía Books

Erin S. Finzer

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The publications of Ediciones Vigía have intense emotional lives that provoke surprise and enchantment among reader-viewers. This chapter explores how and why Vigía books have become such prized ... More


Vigía and the Cuban Nation

William Luis

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ediciones Vigía emerged at a crucial juncture in the history of revolutionary Cuba: five years after the exodus of Mariel Boatlift in 1980 and six years before the onset of the Special Period in ... More


The Brilliant Poverty of Vigía

Carina Pino Santos

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

There was a radical change in cultural policy following the Cuban Revolution. The founding of Imprenta Nacional and the National School of Art were attempts to make the arts accessible to as many ... More


The Artist’s Voice: Rolando Estévez Jordán

Juanamaría Cordones-Cook

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter includes an overview of the origin and evolution of Ediciones Vigía, which resonated with the Arte Povera movement, as well as the development of Vigía’s aesthetics, materials employed, ... More


Between Wonder and Resonance: Ediciones Vigía and the Archives of the Special Period in Cuba

Elzbieta Sklodowska

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ediciones Vigía’s use of found materials, spirit of improvisation, and aesthetic of bricolage echo the ethos of the Special Period, a time of extreme austerity measures prompted by the loss of Soviet ... More


Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity

Kim Larson

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

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 ... More


Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Kristin Schwain (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Handmade in Cuba is an in-depth examination of Ediciones Vigía, an artisanal press that published exquisite books crafted from everyday supplies during some of Cuba’s most dire economic periods. ... More


“Vigía es Elegguá”: Crossing and Dwelling in Barquitos del San Juan (2007)

Kristin Schwain (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In a 2007 issue of Ediciones Vigía’s magazine for young people, Barquitos del San Juan, Rolando Estévez Jordán pays homage to Elegua, one of the most important orishas in the transcultural religious ... More


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