Reference Books




The following list is a short summary of our favorite books covering Guatemalan masks, Mexican retablos, pottery, Spanish colonial art, colonial silver and much more. If you would like to suggest any additional resources please feel free to send us an email





Mexican Folk Retablos
Gloria Fraser Giffords
University of New Mexico Press


Art and Faith in Mexico, The 19th century Retablo Tradition
Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Muir Lovell
University of New Mexico Press


Miracles on the Border, Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States
Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey
University of Arizona Press


The Art of Private Devotion, Retablo Painting of Mexico
Gloria Fraser Giffords
InterCultura /The Meadows Museum


Retablos Populares Mexicanos: Iconografia Religiosa del Siglo XIX
Fernando Juarez Frias 
Inversora Bursatil, Casa de Bolsa; 1a ed edition (1991)


Saints & Sinners: Mexican Devotional Art 
James Caswell & Jenise Amanda Ramos
Schiffer Pub Ltd 


Mexican Devotional Retablos: From the Peters Collection
Nancy Hamilton
Saint Joseph’s University Press




Talavera Poblana: Four Centuries of a Mexican Ceramic Tradition
Margaret C. McQuade & Jaime C. Castro
University of New Mexico Press


Maiolica OLE: Spanish and Mexican Decorative Traditions
Florence Cline Lister
Museum of New Mexico Press
















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