Paseos Coloniales

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Author: Toussaint y Ritter, Manuel (1890-1955)

Year: 1962

Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Place: Mexico City


viii+162 pages with 216 plates and index. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's beige cloth with black label and gilt lettering to spine. Limited to 3000 copies. Instituto de Investagaciones Estetecas Number 2. Second edition.

In 1939, the National University of Mexico (UNAM) published the book entitled, Paseos Coloniales, written by the great colonial art specialist, Manuel Toussaint, founder of the chair of colonial art and the Institute of Aesthetic Research at the UNAM. The book is, in the words of the author, a "mosaic of articles written over twenty years". It consists of nineteen articles that serve as a "guide" for visiting monuments, a city or a part of history, from the comfort of your home or your library. The work is not of the academic caliber of some of his other works on Colonial Painting and Art, but it provides information on the "discoveries" in an interesting and charming way, full of emotion and youthful enthusiasm.


Tape stain on front end paper. Jacket edge wear with some tears and chips, lightly soiled and stained. A very good copy in like jacket.

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