Chiapas, MX: Taller Leñateros. Limited edition. Number 45 of 100 copies. The first story is about the camera obscura and includes directions on how to construct one and capture an image. The second is about the camera obsura as used in the cinema. A timeline of photographic history is included and the invention itself is discussed. Many illustrations are included throughout the book with several varieties of unicorns depicted. Examples of camera obscura images are included also. Printing in black, silver, and brown. Text in Spanish ONLY. Bound in stiff black paper wrappers with silver title and illustration of a unicorn to front cover. Circular cut out to front cover to reveal small image of a unicorn.
Taller Leñateros, or The Woodlanders' Workshop, is a community of Mayan artists who produce handmade paper, artists' books, silkscreen and wood block prints, pansey graphs, natural dyes, and magic spells. The society was founded in 1975 by poet Ambar Past, and continues to flourish while offering training and employment to men and women who have no education and no career. Inspiration for many of the projects comes from dreams, nature, and Mayan history and tradition. Size: 9.5 x 9.5 inches. ARTB/081519. Fine.