With the most vibrant and original curation of images ever to be assembled and clever descriptions of the concepts that define its soul, Mexican Style is a 360-degree exploration of this mythical and colorful country. A breath of air clears away the clouds that at times obscure the country’s unique identity to outsiders, and each page in this exceptional addition to Assouline’s Style series reveals the color and brilliance of a nation that fascinates the world. Mexican Style is an aesthetic, chaotic, surprising and delightful journey that helps us to understand the memory, collective history and heart of this land.
Author Susana M. Vidal showcases all of Mexico’s facets, doing a deep-dive into different cultural categories, from gastronomy to cinema and natural wonders, and showcases the most iconic features for each one. With the flair of a true aficionado, Vidal tells the tale of the Day of the Dead, presents the “Frida effect” in its various forms, and highlights the history of chocolate, mezcal, chili and the duality between yesterday and today, through the nation’s deep communal sense—Mexico’s greatest personality trait. Through its pages, Mexican Style reveals what truly enamors us to the country’s intoxicating spirit.