The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820
'Without exception, I found the essays to be fascinating and informative..This book is indispensable, to be savoured in word and image.' - The Art Book
By the end of the 16th 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 beautiful book explores the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of the vice-royalties of New Spain and Peru, as well as Portugal's colony in Brazil from 1492, when Columbus arrived in the Americas up until the creation of new, independent nation-states.
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 over 450 works--many published for the first time--this companion book to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presents a spectacular selection of decorative arts, textiles, silver, sculpture, painting, and furniture. Scholarly entries on some three hundred works highlight the various cultural influences and differences throughout this vast region.
- Author: Joseph J. Rishel, The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
- Hardcover: 600 pages
- Date published: September 2006
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300120035
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.8 x 3.8 cm