Anita Brenner

Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, ANITA BRENNER (1905–1974) was one of Mexico’s most discerning interpreters. She is known for her landmark books Idols Behind Altars, Your Mexican Holiday, and The Wind That Swept Mexico.


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  1. Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico
    The Mexican Revolution—that violent, inchoate, never-quite-complete break with the past—opened a new era in Mexican art and letters now known as the "Mexican Renaissance." In Mexico City, a coterie of artists including Diego... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2010
    Hardback | £108.00
  2. The Wind that Swept Mexico
    The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Wind That Swept Mexico, originally published in 1943, was the first book to present a broad account of that revolution in its several different... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1984
    Paperback | £24.99