Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern / Edition 1

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In this history of the art of Latin America, the first in a generation, John F. Scott traces the development of art in the region from pre-Columbian times to the present. Illustrated with 192 color and black-and-white photographs, Latin American Art spans geographical areas and time periods to provide a coherent picture of artistic culture throughout Latin America. Unique in its linking of pre-Columbian and Hispanic cultures, the book encompasses art forms ranging from sculpture, pottery, and painting to architecture, and cultures ranging from the Ice Age to Classic civilizations, Native empires, and the colonial period of American viceroyalties to independence and the twentieth century. Latin American Art will be an important text in arts and humanities courses. It will also be of value to art historians and to those interested in cultural studies, ethnic studies, and Latin America in general.
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This book is a comprehensive treatment of Latin American art from pre-Columbian times to the present, encompassing media ranging from sculpture, pottery, and painting to architecture. Scott (art history, Univ. of Florida) addresses the major styles and artists that define each period. This is an important text for arts and humanities courses, as it relates the arts to the life and politics of each age. One of few recent books with this kind of broad coverage, it is of value to those interested in Latin American studies as well as cultural and ethnic studies in general. Written in a straightforward, factual style, the book is supported by extensive research and includes illustrations of works of art in collections and museums in both hemispheres. Recommended for public and academic libraries.--Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813018263
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 384,456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.83 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Earliest Native American Art 1
Paleoindian 3
Archaic 7
Earliest Pottery: Colombia and Ecuador 10
Cotton Preceramic: Peru 14
Early Formative 19
2 First High Cultures 25
Olmec of Mesoamerica 27
Post-Olmec Mesoamerica 32
Chavin, Peru 38
Paracas, Peru 44
3 The Classic Civilizations 49
Nazca, Peru 51
Moche, Peru 54
La Tolita-Tumaco, Ecuador-Colombia 58
Recuay, Peru 60
Carchi-Narino, Ecuador-Colombia 61
Classic Quimbaya, Colombia 62
San Agustin, Colombia 65
Cocle, Panama 66
Lower Central American Sculpture 67
Teotihuacan, Mexico 69
Monte Alban, Mexico 73
Veracruz, Mexico 77
Maya, Guatemala-Belize and Neighboring Mexico and Honduras 81
4 Empires and Integration 91
Toltec Nahua, Mexico 93
Toltec Maya, Mexico 98
Mixtec, Mexico 102
Chorotega, Costa Rica-Nicaragua 105
Aztec, Mexico 107
Intermediate Area Chiefdoms 114
Taino, West Indies 115
Tairona, Colombia 117
Chibcha, Colombia 118
Manteno, Ecuador 120
Tiwanaku, Bolivia 121
Wari, Peru 125
Sican, Peru 128
Chimu, Peru 129
Inca, Chile to Ecuador 135
5 Colonial Art of the American Viceroyalties 139
Assimilated Pre-Columbian Traditions 142
Iberian Traditions 146
Early Renaissance with Gothic Survivals 149
Mannerism 154
Purism 161
Baroque 164
Rococo 175
Neoclassicism 184
Non-Hispanic Artistic Survivals 187
6 Art After Independence 191
Romanticism 193
Academic Realism 195
Modernismo 200
Mexican Mural Renaissance 203
Abstraction 210
Surrealism 216
Recent Art 221
Bibliography 227
Index 233
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