Bab’n, Mar’a T.,
La Cultura de Puerto Rico
, San Juan, Instituto de Cultura Puertorrique–a, 1973.
This book offers a vision of the Puerto Rican culture from the Taino Indians to the present.
Painting and Sculpture of the Puerto Ricans
, Plus Ultra Educational Publishers, New York. 1978.
A handbook into Puerto Rican art. It is well written and interesting. It is a good reference book.
Historia de Puerto Rico
, Editorial Edil, 1978.
An informative and well-written history book in Spanish that is enjoyable to read. It adds extra details to the art history of Puerto Rico.
, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, Barcelona, Spain, 1971.
This catalogue gives a biography of José Campeche and lists the works found in Puerto Rico. It is well-written and well-illustrated.
Fernández Méndez, Eugenio,
Historia Cultural de Puerto
, Editorial Universitaria, UPR, Printed in Spain, 1975.
Gómez Labor, Ballesteros Manuel,
Culturas Ind’genas de Puerto Rico
, Editorial Cultural, Inc., Rio Piedras, P.R. 1978.
Hernández Aquino, Luis,
Diccionario de Voces Ind’genas de Puerto Rico
, Madrid, 1977.
This is a dictionary in Spanish of Indian terminology used in Puerto Rico today. It is very, very interesting.
, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Marimar Benitez and René Taylor, editors, 1983.
A beautiful book with in-depth explanation about the artist, his life and his work. It is the catalogue of an exhibition of Oller which has been shown in New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico.
Perez de Silva, Matilde, de Hostos, Adolfo,
Aplicaciones Industriales de Dise–o Ind’gena de Puerto Rico
, Instituto de Cultura Puertorrique–a, San Juan, 1981.
The authors of this book have applied the Taino Indian designs into needlework and pottery decorations. It is a good reference book for would-be designers.
The following books are recommended for both teachers and students.
Geocolor, Barcelona, Spain, 1978.
A beautifully illustrated book with over 175 color pictures of Puerto Rico. It traces the different influences the island has had throughout the years.
Muckley, Robert L., Martinez, Adela, editors,
Leyendas de Puerto Rico—A Collection of Puerto Rican Legends
, National Textbook Company, Skokie, Illinois. 1976.
This book has legends and supernatural stories, even flying saucers, which will appeal to students of all ages.
Qui–onez, Samuel R.,
El Ni–o Huamay
, Taller Gráfico Gongoli, Dorado, Puerto Rico, 1980.
This is a booklet which tells the legend of Huamay. It is very interesting because incorporated into the story are Indian words and a glossary is included.