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
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About 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.