Nao de China, Jorge Méndez Blake
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This book is a close collaboration between artist Jorge Méndez Blake, curator Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio, and designer Santiago da Silva in the mutual interest on unfinished novels, libraries and the connections that can be made between literature and architecture. Não de China (China Boat) takes as a departure point José Juan Tablada’s writings, seeking the missing connections in order to produce a series of encounters and perspectives into his literature. By unraveling Tablada’s oeuvre, imagining his lost or unfinished works, this book attempts to give contemporary interpretations of some of the seminar themes in his work: Orientalism, the relation between literature and visual arts, and the creation of national identity through art and architecture. This book is written in English and Spanish.