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Latin American Art History Surveys
The Art of Mesoamerica by
Call Number: 709.7209 M
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
This essential guide to the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica succinctly and evocatively summarizes the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations -- Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Tolec, Aztec -- as well as those of their less well-known contemporaries.
The Art and Architecture of Ancient America by
Call Number: 709.72 K
Publication Date: 1984-09-10
This book examines the development of the principal styles of ancient American architecture, sculpture, and painting until the end of the Aztec and Inca empires in the 16th century. The book tries to explain works of art as such, rather than dwelling upon those ideas about civilization which art is often made to illustrate in books of a more archaeological character.
Caribbean Art by
Call Number: 709.729 P
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which helped to define an indigenous aesthetic, and art's relationship to the political and racial ideologies.
Art of the Andes by
Call Number: 709.85 S
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
This is a study of the art and architecture created by the various cultures of the ancient Andes. The book examines the goldwork, intricate textiles, vast cities and tall pyramids that constitute one of the oldest artistic traditions in history which, although the Incas are famous as the masters of the largest empire in the Renaissance world, remains relatively little-known."
Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America by
Call Number: 709.809 B
Publication Date: 2001-03-15
The 20th century art of Latin America is art in the western tradition, and its leading figures -- Wilfredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, to name only a few -- have achieved international stature. Yet much of the writing about this art has offered either a victimised view of what Latin American art should be. This pathfinding book, by contrast, seeks not to invent Latin American art but to look at it from the points of view of its own artists and critics.
Art in Latin America by
Call Number: 709.8074 A
Publication Date: 1993-11-24
Discusses Latin American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, detailing the indigenous, colonial, post-colonial, and political influences.
Contemporary Art in Latin America by
Call Number: 709.809 C
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
This book is the most significant art being created by Latin American's today. Emerging from complex cultural roots, Latin American art is extraordinarily diverse and original. This book covers a variety of contemporary art methods, looking at photography, installation art, sculpture, painting, textiles, and examines the styles, current perceptions and culture of this region. Contemporary Art in Latin America is an engaging, challenging and inspiring comprehensive survey of the most important art being made in the region today.