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The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820

The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820

by Joseph J. Rishel with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt

Essays by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Clara Bargellini, Dilys E. Blum, Elizabeth Hill Boone, Marcus Burke, Mitchell A. Codding, Thomas B. F. Cummins, Cristina Esteras Martín, M. Concepción García Sáiz, Ilona Katzew, Adrian Locke, Gridley McKim-Smith, Alfonso Ortiz Crespo, Jorge F. Rivas P., Nuno Senos, Edward J. Sullivan, and Marjorie Trusted

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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 from Columbus’s historic journey 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 300 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.

Honorary Mention 2005–6, Association for Latin American Art Book Awards
Eleanor Tufts Book Award 2008, American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies

592 pages
431 color + 45 b&w illus.
12 x 10 inches
Yale University Press, 2006
ISBN: 978-0-87633-251-1