Investigaciones Geográficas de Corrientes del Pacífico

Investigaciones Geográficas, revista académica del Instituto de Geografía de la UNAM, incluyó recientemente, en su número 113, una breve reseña de Corrientes del Pacífico de Miguel Covarrubias  escrita por Héctor Mendoza Vargas.

“Relatively unknown to new generations of geographers and historians, Mexican illustrator Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) has received more attention in recent years. An excellent example is Mónica Ramirez Bernal’s El océano como paisaje (Mexico, UNAM, 2018) which recovers the work of Covarrubias and, in particular, links for the first time the ideas of John Brian Harley (1932-1991) to Covarrubias’s maps; opens up art history’s relationships with these maps; and analyzes the map series in an overview of the Pacific. Even so, the maps themselves were rarely, if at all, available at a reasonable size that would allow researchers to enjoy these colorful maps and detect the new meanings of the Pacific that Covarrubias offers us. In a risky and unusual investment of two thousand printed copies, the young and independent publisher Alias, from Mexico City, presents the set of Covarrubias’s six maps, on sheets of 94 x 58 centimeters each, folded and arranged in a cardboard box, accompanied by a brochure divided into two parts.”

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