The New York City launching of a unique book by Cristina González Béquer, who affectionately recreates from childhood memories—enhanced by impecably reproduced period photographs—the folklore and handicraft traditions of Trinidad, one of the best preserved colonial townships of the New World. The author conjures up the city’s cultural landscape in the wake of the triumph of the Cuban revolution, precisely when it was about to undergo a drastic mutation, and is witness to those customs which tenaciously persist. Her testimonial, published in a hardcover luxury edition,reads like a gigantic mural where the soul of Trinidad has been lovingly etched.
Cristina González Béquer (Trinidad, Cuba, 1946) worked for many years as a stage designer and later as a curator of art exhibits. Until 2007 she was a board member of the Ludwig Foundation. She regularly contributes to journals specializing in the plastic arts and traditional crafts.
Ms. Béquer will be presented by the book’s editor, Vicente Echerri, renowned writer and newspaper columnist. Joining him on the panel will be Rolando Pulido and Dinia del Sol, the book’s illustrator and layout designer, respectively.
This event will be held entirely in Spanish.
*After the presentation, this special collector’s edition of Hecho a mano en Trinidad de Cuba will be available for purchase at the pre-publication discount price of $50.
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