Moros y cristianos: Una batalla cósmica
Moors and Christians: A Cosmic Battle
Photography by Jorge Vértiz. Text by Alfonso Alfaro.
Artes de Mexico, Mexico City, 2008. 128 pp., 7¾x9¾".
A theater with 8000 actors, 3000 bystanders and a single spectator. A
distant and exotic past converted into modern entertainment, into living
words. The archaic poetics of medieval epics and baroque spectacle
are vibrantly and passionately represented by a young nation. The cultures
of mestizo Mexico hold startling trea s ures that have remained
hidden like so many desert flowers.