Dia Sensibilización.

Focused on human development and mediation skills, dia contributes to the integration of skills and attitudes on students and teachers encouraging them to be autonomous, responsible and conscious people.

The purpose of this book is to lead the “dia teacher” into this new experience and it is considered an essential material for consulting the basic theorical aspects of the program. The book is also used as a tool during the “dia class” since it contains methodological and practical elements that supports teachers through each session.

Printed in Mexico 2007

Dia ECO.

Reading is an intimate act that gives us the possibility of become in contact with different ideas, experiences, emotions, worlds and narrative contexts that awakens the imagination and invites us to meet close, strange or distant characters in time and space. Reading provides us with a wider perception of the world and ourselves.

This program is thought for teachers and educators serving in different contexts, and focusing their interest in encouraging and strengthen the love for reading and writing

Printed in Mexico, February 2014

Dia Caleidoscopio.

Learning to appreciate art is learning to see. Trough art we connect with our senses, hearts and minds and develop the capacity of enjoying life.

Art is the reflection of humanity, and invites us to see ourselves as participants of its creative process. By observing the works of art and talking about them, they are recreated: We bring them back to life.

Printed in Mexico, 2012

Dia Padres.

“Consejo para Padres dia” is an educational proposal that emerges from the “dia“ methodology (development of intelligence through art). It provides Parents with a space for dialogue and reflection related to the challenges of parenting today and also for discovering, living, and finding useful parenting alternatives for heir children. This program allows to build closer ties between group members and the institution to which they belong. It offers the opportunity to enrich their knowledge, broaden their horizons, offer alternatives and foster their growth as individuals. It is a response to the challenge of parenting today, given the urgency of forming men and women with greater awareness and responsibility to themselves, others and the planet.

Printed in Mexico, October 2013

The diary of Frida Kahlo.

Who were you, Frida Kahlo? Why has your work transcended the hearts and minds of so many? What do we discover in your intimate diary? What is revealed to us of your interior world?
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), whose art mirrors the passion, tumult, and enormous strength of an anguished life, is one of the most charismatic figures of her time. Her paintings mingle Surrealism, folk art, and autobiography in a haunting and visceral style. The Diary of Frida Kahlo provides, in Kahlo's own words and pictures, the most personal and candid view possible of her remarkable life.

40 spins | 40 vueltas.

40 spins is a visual experience a journey through exploration of life. The images collected in 40 Spins were captured by Claudia Madrazo over a period of five years in many different parts of the world. Organized in 20 sequences, this collection of landscapes, portraits and images of objects constitutes the highly personal logbook of a wide-ranging visual adventure. More than simply a book of photographs, the volume is a personal diary, a collection of visions and perceptions by a vital and inquisitive artist in whose work the influence of the great Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo can be felt--though her results branch out into quite unexpected directions. James Turell, master sculptor of light and space, contributes a brief foreword to this volume.

Sal a Pajarear Yucatán.

A new photographic bird guide book, “Sal a Pajarear Yucatán”, by Barbara MacKinnon H. provides information on birds in general in the region as well as specific information on 408 species and how to identify them. Although the text is in Spanish, bird names are provided in English, Latin and Maya, and Yucatan Peninsula range maps are provided for each species.

The book will be used to teach children in rural communities about birds in order to motivate habitat conservation.

ALL MONIES from book sales go to this project, entitled “Sal a Pajarear Yucatán” (which would translate something like “Come out to bird watching“), which is being coordinated by the organization known as “Niños y Crías A.C.”

Sal a Pajarear Jalisco.

Since I was five years old I have loved watching the birds. Up to date, the most common birds cause me great pleasure when I see them. The birds are a beautiful window that you can see the marvelous and wonderful that nature is, they never stop teaching us how the wild world functions. They teach us also to appreciate how important it is to respect and protect the wild areas that surround us. because if there were no well protected natural areas, the majority of bird species would not live.

Mexico is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of species of birds referred to, with a good hand field guide it can be very simple to learn to identify hundreds of different species. As more species are known, you will discover the extraordinary diversity of this great country. I had the enormous privilege of using the Sal a Pajarear guide to find different birds in the forests, mountains, grasslands and the beautiful rocky coast of the State of Jalisco. This is a wonderful and very useful guide which is full of information and beautiful illustrations of the birds of the State of Jalisco.

Picture Mexico City.

What is a landmark? A historic monument? A geographic marker? A notable figure? An event? Should landmarks be preserved? Why?

In spring 1997, 10 youths aged 9 to 18, armed with cameras, keen eyes, open minds, and a string of questions, set out to capture the landmarks of their personal lives and neighborhoods in Mexico City. The result is a provocative visual commentary on the multiple layers of values, histories, and cultures that make up our modern urban evironments. Honest, expressive, real, and unusual, this collection of images prompts the question -what landmarks matter to you? What would you preserve for the future?

Picture Mexico City, like its sister projects in Los Angeles, Cape Town, Mumbai, and Paris, is part of a global initiative by the Getty Conservation Institute to create alliance between the general public and conservation professionals to help protect the world's cultural heritage.

Manuel Álvarez Bravo.

Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Text by Susan Kismaric
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997

Published on the occasion of the artist's first major MOMA retrospective, Manuel Álvarez Bravo contains the broadest representation of the Mexican master's work printed to date and includes an informative biographical essay by Susan Kismaric.