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Frida Kahlo: The Art of Frida Kahlo
Books to explore that coincide with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibit.
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Title: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Author: Alcántara, Isabel
Publisher: Prestel (1999)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9783791321646
Call Number: 759.972 K121A
Notes: Rivera was a leader of the Mexican mural movement, and is a decidedly public artist. In contrast, his wife Frida Kahlo's work explores her own personal emotional states.

 
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Title: Frida : Viva La Vida = Long Live Life
Author: Bernier-Grand, carmen T.
Publisher: Marshal Cavendish Corporation (2007)
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 9780761453369
Call Number: 811 B457F
Notes: Biographical poems about the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. A 2008 Pura Belpré Honor Book.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo: Torment and Triumph in Her Life and Art
Author: Drucker, Malka
Publisher: Bantam (1991)
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 0553071653
Call Number: 759.972 K121D
Notes: A candid and absorbing biography that tells the magnetic and sometimes shocking story of a woman who liberated herself from the socially acceptable mores of her day.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo: A Modern Master
Author: Hardin, Terri
Publisher: New Line Books (2006)
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9781597640893
Call Number: 759.972 K121HA
Notes: Excellent as an introduction to Kahlo's work.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo: The Paintings
Author: Herrera, Hayden
Publisher: Harper Collins (1993)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780060923198
Call Number: 759.972 K121h3
Notes: Hayden Herrera brings together numerous paintings and sketches by the amazing Mexican artist, documenting each with explanatory text that probes the influences in Kahlo's life and their meaning for her work.

 
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Title: Frida, A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Author: Herrera, Hayden
Publisher: Perennial (2002)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780060085896
Call Number: 759.972 K121H21
Notes: A haunting, highly vivid biography.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo
Author: Kahlo, Frida
Publisher: Walker Art Center
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780935640885
Call Number: 759.972 K121CA
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Feb. 20-May 18, 2008 featuring the artist's most renowned work to never before published snapshots from Kahlo's own photo albums with critical essays by Elizabeth Carpenter, Hayden Herrera and Victor Zamudio-Taylor.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo
Author: Kahlo, Frida
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781854375865
Call Number: 759.972 K121DE
Notes: Presenting both major and lesser-known works, and incorporating paintings, drawings and photographs, this volume offers a thoroughly researched yet accessible overview of the career and output of Frida Kahlo.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo, 1907-2007
Author: Kahlo, Frida
Publisher: Editorial RM
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9789685208888
Call Number: 759.972 K121FU
Notes: Catalog based on the Palacio de Bellas Artes exhibition in Mexico City during the summer of 2007 with brief essays by a wide range of Kahlo scholars as well as a more extended appreciation of Kahlo by the novelist Carlos Fuentes, along with Kahlo's own paintings, drawings, prints and ephemera.

 
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Title: The Diary of Frida Kahlo : an Intimate Self-Portrait
Author: Kahlo, Frida (2005)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780810959545
Call Number: 759.972 K121DI
Notes: This replica is a beautiful fabrication, authentic in its details and faithful to the original. Her diary is a gorgeous phoenix: it adds to the luster of her posthumous life as an artist.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas--24 Activities
Author: Sabbeth, Carol
ISBN: 9781556525698
Call Number: 759.972 K121S
Notes: Children and educators alike will draw inspiration from these imaginative and colorful projects teaching about the work of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: self-portraits Kahlo-style, murals with social messages like Rivera's, Day of the Dead ofrendas, and more.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo : An Open Life
Author: Tibol, Raquel
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (1993)
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 9780826321886
Call Number: 759.972 K121T
Notes: This irreplaceable, eclectic collection reveals the complexities, profound sadness, and immutable creative spirit of the famed Mexican painter.

 
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Title: Frida Kahlo : The Brush of Anguish
Author: Zamora, Martha
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780811804851
Call Number: 759.972 K121z
Notes: Mexican author Martha Zamora captures the essence of one of Mexico's most prolific and talented painters in a single comprehensive volume.