The Origins of Mexican Nationalism,
University of Cambridge, Centre for
Latin American Studies, 1985. The author presents the origins of Mexican Nationalism as a consequence of an anti-Spanish feeling that led to a vitalization of the indigenous past and the exaltation of certain religious elements.
. Chronicle Books. San Francisco, 1993. Invaluable resource to understand the Mexican Mural Movement in the 1920s in Mexico. It presents a detailed portrait of José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros and their works. The book contains color images of all the major murals they painted in Mexico and the United States.
Sperling Cockcroft, Eva and Barnet-Sánchez, Holly (ed.),
Signs from the Heart: California Chicano Murals
. Social and Public Art Resource Center. University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Four essays on educational, historical and artistic essence of the California Chicano Murals.
Sperling Cockcroft, Eva. "Contradiction or Progression: The Mainstreaming of a Mural Movement."
May 2006 http://www.zonezero.com/magazine/essays/distant/ zcontra2.html> Useful article that provides a general overview of muralism, from its renaissance in Mexico to its development in the United States.
The Influence of Mexican Muralists on WPA Art
. May 2006. /nationalcurriculum/units/2005/2/05.02.09.x.html> Yale New Haven Teachers Institute unit which serves as an extraordinary resource on the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Brown Pride. 22 July 2006. http://> Images of many California Chicano / Latino murals and art galleries, Chicano/Latino Murals from the State of Texas, Mexican / Latino artists and links to Mexican museums. Very useful to show examples of murals to the students.
Judy Baca's Artwork. June 15 2006. http://www.judybaca.com/> More information on this brilliant Chicana artist. It contains a short video on Baca's opinions on education.
La Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. June 20 2006. http://siqueiros.inba.gob.mx/> Very complete and useful web page centered in the figure of Siqueiros. Contains some of his murals and detailed information of the works the painter painted in different countries.
Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. May 12 2006. http://www.lamurals.org/index.html> Images and specifications of murals in Los Angeles, California.
The Social and Public Art Resource Center. May-July 2006 http://www.sparcmurals.org:16080/sparcone/index.php> Extraordinary interactive web page with many different sections including the history of the Great Wall of Los Angeles and interactive images of the mural, videos with testimonies of people, development and state of some of Judy Baca's old and new projects such as the World Wall, the César Chávez Monument at San José State University… This web page is an incredible tool for the classroom.
The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum. July 22, 2006. http://www.diegorivera.com/index.php> Virtual Web art gallery that includes many of Rivera's paintings and murals, as well as minivideos on his art and works. It also includes a links section.