The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830

The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830

by Elena Phipps, Johanna Hecht, Cristina Esteras Martin, Cristina Esteras Martín
     
 

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Produced to accompany an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this fascinating and lavishly illustrated volume presents seven essays and a catalogue of works selected from more that 70 lenders worldwide. The essays consider topics that include the Inca heritage of colonial art in Peru, garments as a symbol of identity in the colonial Andes,…  See more details below

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Produced to accompany an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this fascinating and lavishly illustrated volume presents seven essays and a catalogue of works selected from more that 70 lenders worldwide. The essays consider topics that include the Inca heritage of colonial art in Peru, garments as a symbol of identity in the colonial Andes, developments and traditions in silverwork and tapestry, religion and society, and indigenous notions of wealth. Lengthy entries accompany the 161 works found in the catalogue, which were written by scholars in the US, Canada, France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Distributed by Yale U. Press (their ISBN is 0-300-10491-X). Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Benfey
Extraordinary artwork from farther south is displayed in the fascinating volume The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830, by Elena Phipps, Johanna Hecht and Cristina Esteras Martin. The discovery by Spanish invaders of silver (worshiped by the Inca as the tears of the moon) in abundance in the Bolivian mountains ignited a cultural explosion.
The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588391322
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
396

Meet the Author

Elena Phipps is conservator, Textile Conservation, and Johanna Hecht is associate curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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