The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820

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Author: Rishel, Joseph J and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt

Year: 2006

Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art/Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso/Lost Angeles County Museum of Art

Place: Philadelphia/Mexico City/Los Angeles


xxiv+568 pages with color plates, maps and artists biographies. Small folio (12 1/2" x 10 1/4") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering. Sponsor's statement by Claudio X Gonzalez. Partners' statements by Sari Bermudez, Juan Ramon de la Fuente,Alejandro Encinas and Luciano Cedillo Alvarez. Foreword by Anne d'Harnoncourt, Paloma Porraz Fraser and Michael Govan. First edition.

By the end of the sixteenth century, Europe, Africa and Asia were connected to North and South America via a vast network of complex trade routes. This, led, in turn, to dynamic cultural exchanges between these continents and a proliferation of diverse art forms in Latin America. This monumental book transcends geographic boundaries and explores the history of the confluence of styles, materials, and techniques among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas through the end of the colonial era. Written by distinguished international scholars, essays cover a full range of topics, including city planning, iconography in painting and sculpture, East-West connections, the power of images, and the role of the artist. Beautifully illustrated with some three hundred works of art - many published for the first time - this book presents a spectacular selection of decorative arts, textiles, silver, sculpture, painting and furniture. Scholarly entries on each of the objects highlight the various cultural influences and differences throughout this vast region. This groundbreaking book also includes an illustrated chronology, informative maps and an exhaustive bibliography.

Contents: Art in Colonial Latin America: A Brief Critical Review by Joseph J Rishel; Colonial Foundations: Points of contact and compatibility by Elizabeth Hill Boone and Thomas B F Cummins; The Spanish American Colonial City: Its Origins, Development and Functions by Alfonso Ortiz Crespo; The Black Hand: Notes on the African Presence in Visual Arts of Brazil and the Caribbean by Edward J Sullivan; Asia in the Arts of Colonial Latin America by Gauvin Alexander Bailey; The Parallel Course of Latin American and European Art in the Vicregal Era by Marcus Burke; Artisans and artists in Ibero-America from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century by M Concepcion Garcia Saiz; The Decorative Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 by Mitchell A Codding; Textiles in Colonial Latin America by Dilys E Blum; Dressing Colonial, Dressing Diaspora by Gridley McKim-Smith; Silver and Silverwork, Wealth and Art in Viceregal America by Cristina Esteras Martin; The Art of silver in Colonial Brazil by Nuno Senos; Exotic Devotion: Sculpture in Viceregal America and Brazil, 1520-1820 by Marjorie Trusted; Changing Faces: The Re-Emergence of a Sacred Landscape in colonial Mexico and Peru by Adrian Locke; Painting in Colonial Latin America by Clara Bargellini; Stars in the Church: The Indian in Eighteenth-Century New Spain Painting by Ilona Katzew; Observations on the Origin, Development, and Manufacture of Latina American Furniture by Jorge F Rivas P.


Corners bumped else a very good copy in a near fine jacket.

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