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Catalogue of Summer Session
California School of Fine Arts, 1921
[Decorative Arts – Mayan Revival] California School of Fine Arts. Catalogue of Summer Session. San Francisco: California School of Fine Arts, . 8vo, 14 pp.; stapled pictorial wrappers, near fine.
Promotional booklet by California fine press Taylor & Taylor advertises the school’s summer courses for 1921, including a “special course” in “Applied Aztec Design” with Mexican sculptor and expert on Aztec-Toltec and Mayan art, Francisco Cornejo, best known in the US for the lavish facades of the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles (1927) and for designing the costumes and scenery for choregrapher Ted Shawn’s Xochitil (1920), which starred the young Martha Graham. The cover is unsigned, but possibly by Cornejo.
Fine example of dialogue between Californian and Mexican modernists in the first half of the twentieth century; OCLC finds one copy in North America: Cal State.