Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. pp xv, 322, illustrated with printed photographs, bibliography and index. Cloth backed boards, slight sunning to top edge of boards, scuff mark to cloth on rear board, else fine. Dust jacket has minor creasing to the head of the spine. "In this lavishly illustrated biography of silversmith and graphic artist William Spratling (1900--1967), Taylor D. Littleton reintroduces one of the most fascinating American expatriates of the early twentieth century. Best known for his revolutionary silver designs, Spratling influenced an entire generation of Mexican and American silversmiths and transformed the tiny village of Taxco into the "Florence of Mexico." Littleton widens the context of Spratling's popular reputation by examining the formative periods in his life and art that preceded his brilliant entrepreneurial experiment in the Las Delicias workshop in Taxco, which left a permanent mark on Mexico's artistic orientation and economic life" (publisher).