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The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico / La grandeza del Mexico virreinal: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer
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The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico / La grandeza del Mexico virreinal: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer (Paperback)

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The Mexican colonial period has traditionally been considered a dark period in the arts, a long gap between the arrival of the Spaniards and the early twentieth century. Through new and focused scholarship, the exhibition catalogue The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico demonstrates that just the opposite is true. This landmark publication features extraordinary decorative and fine arts from the Mexican viceregal period (1521-1821). The lavishly illustrated catalogue is written in Spanish and English and, for the first time, presents to American audiences the rich artistic heritage of colonial Mexico. Five insightful essays by Mexican and American specialists explore the confluence of cultures that gives the arts of colonial Mexico a distinctive quality. This distinction, which differentiates the works from the arts of both Spain and other Latin American countries, is not widely understood in either the United States or Mexico. Expert commentaries enable readers to learn in greater depth about the outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, metals, textiles, featherwork, lacquer, and books housed in the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City.

The contributors are: * D. Hector Rivero Borrell Miranda, Director of the Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City * Gustavo Curiel, cultural historian * Antonio Rubial Garcia, historian * Juana Gutierrez Haces, art historian * Peter C. Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston * David B. Warren, Director of Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Architecture & DesignArchitectureIndividual architects, architectural firms, regional stylesArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesArt styles not defined by dateArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1400 to c 1600 incl the RenaissanceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1600 to c 1800 incl the Baroque & RococoArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1800 to c 1900Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of artHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsNational liberation & independence, post-colonialismHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasTravel & MapsTravel & holiday guidesMuseum, historic sites, gallery & art guides Publisher: University of Texas Press Publication Date: 15/03/2002 ISBN-13: 9780890901076  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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