México: Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, 2001. color plates, facs., mps., bibl., color pict. d.j. Item #66329
A grand survey of the art of the 18th century in Mexico which depicts catagories of race (Castas). A popular motif for painting in colonial Mexico, this type of art often shows a couple with different backgrounds and their offspring with corresponding labeling. Seemingly unlimited combinations are portrayed demonstrating the colonial obsession with catagorizing every possible degree of racial mixture. Large color plates. Important contribution to the literature. PRINTED OUTSIDE OF COMMERCE-OUT OF PRINT.