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Archive of the world : art and imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800 : highlights from LACMA's collection

Archive of the world : art and imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800 : highlights from LACMA's collection / edited by Ilona Katzew ; with additional contributions by Pablo F. Amador Marrero, Rafael Barrientos Martínez, Patricia Díaz Cayeros, Carlos F. Duarte, Clarissa M. Esguerra, Cristina Esteras Martín, Alejandra Mayela Flores Enríquez, Aaron M. Hyman, Rachel Kaplan, Paula Mues Orts, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Elena Phipps, JoAnna M. Reyes, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Edward J. Sullivan, and Luis Eduardo Wuffarden.
  • Los Angeles, California : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New York, New York : Delmonico Books/D.A.P., [2022]
  • ©2022

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Additional Authors
  • Katzew, Ilona
  • Amador Marrero, Pablo F. (Pablo Francisco)
  • Barrientos Martínez, Rafael
  • Díaz Cayeros, Patricia
  • Duarte, Carlos F.
  • Esguerra, Clarissa M.
  • Esteras Martín, Cristina
  • Flores Enríquez, Alejandra Mayela
  • Hyman, Aaron M., 1984-
  • Kaplan, Rachel
  • Mues Orts, Paula
  • Peterson, Jeanette Favrot
  • Phipps, Elena
  • Reyes, JoAnna M.
  • Stanfield-Mazzi, Maya Selama, 1972-
  • Sullivan, Edward J.
  • Wuffarden, Luis Eduardo
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, host institution.
  • Frist Art Museum (Nashville, Tenn.), host institution.
391 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations, facsimiles, color map, portraits; 29 cm
Exquisitely illustrated with new photography, this stunning book represents the first comprehensive study of LACMA's notable holdings of Spanish American art. Following the arrival of the Spaniards in the Americas in the 15th century, the region developed complex artistic traditions that drew simultaneously on Indigenous, European, Asian and African art. In 1565 the Spaniards conquered the Philippines, inaugurating a new commercial route that connected Asia, Europe and the Americas. Private homes and civic and ecclesiastic institutions in Spanish America were filled with imported and locally made objects. This confluence of riches signaled the status of the Americas as a major entrepôt : what one contemporaneous author described as 'the archive of the world.' Many works created in Spanish America were also shipped across the globe, attesting to their wide appeal. Arranged into five thematic sections, the volume features a conversation about LACMA's collection, and nearly 100 catalog entries by various scholars, including Pablo F. Amador Marrero, Aaron M. Hyman, Rachel Kaplan, Paula Mues Orts, Jeanette F. Peterson, Elena Phipps, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi and Luis Eduardo Wuffarden, among others. These authoritative texts offer multiple access points to appreciate the material, aesthetic and historical aspects of the works, providing a lasting reference in this increasingly influential area of art history. Exhibition: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA (12.03.-30.10.2022) / Frist Museum, Nashville, USA (20.10.2032 - 28.01.2024).
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Interviews.
  • "Spanish-to-English translation, Ilona Katzew."--Page 392.
  • Includes quotations in Spanish.
  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 12-October 23, 2022, and at the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, October 20, 2023-January 28, 2024.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-382) and index.
  • 9781636810201
  • 1636810209
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Columbia University Libraries