Philadelphia; México; Los Angeles, CA: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 20-December 31, 2006; México, D.F., Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Winter-Spring 2007; Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Summer, 2007, September 20, 2006 - Summer, 2007. b/w and color plates, color frontis., ports., facs., maps, chron., bios., cat., bibls., color pict. d.j. Item #83707
This monumental exhibition catalogue 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, applied arts, religious art, iconography in painting and sculpture, East-West connections, the power of images, and the role of the artist. Beautifully illustrated with some three hundred 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. With 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. The edition accompanied the itinerary exhibition "Tesoros / Treasures / Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820" presenting pieces drawn from public and private collections throughout the Americas and in Europe is a pan-national exhibition spanning the centuries from the arrival of Columbus to the emergence of national independence movements. It features some 250 works of art created in what is today the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.