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Ceramica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica

Ceramica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica

by Robin Farwell Gavin
     
 

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This substantial volume, which contains 14 essays on Spanish and Mexican painted ceramics (it is not an exhibition catalogue), was published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2003. The essays consider ceramics from the Middle Ages in Spain through present day production in Mexico, including production

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This substantial volume, which contains 14 essays on Spanish and Mexican painted ceramics (it is not an exhibition catalogue), was published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2003. The essays consider ceramics from the Middle Ages in Spain through present day production in Mexico, including production centers in Puebla, Guanajuato, and Aguascalientes. Other topics include ceramics in daily life, Mexican ceramics in Spain, Mexican tile, ceramics in contemporary Seville, and the use of Spanish ceramics in architecture. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Colonial Latin American Historical Review
Well written and generously illustrated, the editors of this magnificent volume have contributed to a better understanding of the history and cultural significance of the enameled earthenware known as mayólica.
Inside Antiques
First rate coverage of remakable ceramics.
Journal of Anthropological Research
The most comprehensive treatment of majolica in the Spanish-American world that is available today. It is furthermore an extremely beautiful book, with many extraordinary pieces of majolica published for the first time. . . . An invaluable contribution not only to majolica studies but to the integration of European and American scholars around a theme that has been, until now, largely segregated. The book is beautifully produced and reasonably priced. It is a must-have for anyone interested in ceramics.
SMRC Revista
Anyone who studies or collects mayólica will want this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826331021
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author


Robin Farwell Gavin is curator of Spanish Colonial collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Donna Pierce is curator of Spanish Colonial Art in the New World Department of the Denver Art Museum.

Alfonzo Pleguezuelo is professor of art history at the University of Seville.

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