. Nature provided incentives for exploration, specimens for scientific investigation, commodities for trade, and manifestations of divine forces. Through an interdisciplinary examination of more than 150 maps, and landscape paintings spanning four hundred years, still lifes, illustrated manuscripts, Visual Voyages establishes Latin America as a critical site for scientific and artistic exploration, affirming that region’s transformation and the transformation of Europe as vitally connected histories.
Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin #ad - In the 18th and 19th centuries, collections and scientific expeditions produced both patriotic and imperial visions of Latin America. Author daniela bleichmar shows that these images were not only works of art but also instruments for the production of knowledge, with scientific, social, and political repercussions.
It also yielded a rich trove of representations, created both by natives to the region and visitors, which are the subject of this lushly illustrated book. By the 17th century, chocolate, revelatory accounts of tobacco, trade, and cochineal reshaped science, and empire around the globe.
Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit MexiciPrestel #ad - This stunning volume represents the first serious effort to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting, a highly vibrant period marked by major stylistic changes and the invention of new iconographies. This beautiful and groundbreaking book provides the first in-depth reassessment of 18th-century Mexican painting, making accessible an extraordinary body of images, alongside compelling new scholarship.
Significantly, and finely rendered devotional images, casta paintings depictions of racial mixing, the same artists also produced portraits, folding screens, attesting to their extraordinary versatility. During this time painters were increasingly asked to create mural-size paintings to cover the walls of sacristies, staircases, cloisters, choirs, and university halls among others.
Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici #ad - Rounding out this volume are over 130 catalogue entries that offer new and authoritative interpretations. Authored by leading experts in the field, the political role of images, the mobility of pictures within and outside the viceroyalty, the book’s essays address the tradition and innovation of Mexican painting, and the emphasis on ornamentation.
Exquisitely illustrated with newly commissioned photography of never-before-published artworks, the book provides a broad view of the connections of Mexican painting with transatlantic artistic trends and emphasizes its own internal developments and remarkable pictorial output.
Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic EnlightenmentUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - As bleichmar shows, in the spanish empire visual epistemology operated not only in scientific contexts but also as part of an imperial apparatus that had a long-established tradition of deploying visual evidence for administrative purposes. Through innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of science, visual culture, and the Hispanic world, Bleichmar uses these images to trace two related histories: the little-known history of scientific expeditions in the Hispanic Enlightenment and the history of visual evidence in both science and administration in the early modern Spanish empire.
Between 1777 and 1816, the caribbean, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the vast Spanish empire in an ambitious project to survey the flora of much of the Americas, and the Philippines. Yet these images have remained largely overlooked—until now. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Daniela Bleichmar gives this archive its due, finding in these botanical images a window into the worlds of Enlightenment science, visual culture, and empire.
Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment #ad - European and american naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 12, 000 botanical illustrations. While these voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, they dedicated an overwhelming proportion of their resources and energy to the creation of visual materials.
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Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters Cambridge Social and Cultural HistoriesCambridge University Press #ad - Using sources from iberia, italy and england, the Low Countries, France, the German lands, Davies argues that mapmakers and viewers saw these maps as careful syntheses that enabled viewers to compare different peoples. Giants, cannibals and other monsters were a regular feature of Renaissance illustrated maps, inhabiting the Americas alongside other indigenous peoples.
In an age when scholars, native peoples and colonial officials debated whether New World inhabitants could - or should - be converted or enslaved, missionaries, maps were uniquely suited for assessing the impact of environment on bodies and temperaments. Used book in Good Condition. In a new approach to views of distant peoples, Surekha Davies analyzes this archive alongside prints, costume books and geographical writing.
Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories #ad - Through innovative interdisciplinary methods connecting the European Renaissance to the Atlantic world, Davies uses new sources and questions to explore science as a visual pursuit, revealing how debates about the relationship between humans and monstrous peoples challenged colonial expansion.
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient AmericasJ. Paul Getty Museum #ad - The idea of exchange is at the intellectual heart of this volume, researched and written by twenty scholars based in the United States and Latin America. Used book in Good Condition. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century.
This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. Golden kingdoms creates new understandings of ancient American art through a thematic exploration of indigenous ideas of value and luxury. Presenting spectacular works from recent excavations in peru, colombia, Guatemala, rivalry, this exhibition focuses on specific places and times—crucibles of innovation—where artistic exchange, and Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and creativity led to the production of some of the greatest works of art known from the ancient Americas.
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas #ad - . Central to the book is the idea of the exchange of materials and ideas across regions and across time: works of great value would often be transported over long distances, or passed down over generations, in both cases attracting new audiences and inspiring new artists. The book and exhibition explore not only artistic practices but also the historical, and political conditions in which luxury arts were produced and circulated, cultural, social, alongside their religious meanings and ritual functions.
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Forerunners: Ideas FirstUniv Of Minnesota Press #ad - Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene No geology is neutral, writes Kathryn Yusoff. Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Used book in Good Condition. Yusoff initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between feminist black theory, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, and the earth sciences, deep time, geography, materiality, and the afterlives of geology.
This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship. Tracing the color line of the anthropocene, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery.
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Forerunners: Ideas First #ad - . Written between fresh ideas and finished books, conference plenaries, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, journal articles, social media, and the synergy of academic exchange.
Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure Artist Sketchbook, Drawing Book for Adults and Kids, Exploration SketchbookChronicle Books #ad - The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, high mountains, kept by intrepid men and women as they journeyed perilous and unknown environments—frozen wastelands, barren deserts, and dense rainforests—with their senses wide open.
Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Figures such as charles darwin and sir edmund Hillary are joined here by lesser-known explorers such as Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make a record of Mayan monuments.
Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure Artist Sketchbook, Drawing Book for Adults and Kids, Exploration Sketchbook #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Here is the art of discovery. Here are profiles, botanists and artists, and the artwork of pioneering explorers and mapmakers, ecologists and anthropologists, expedition details, eccentrics and visionaries.
The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex Getty Research Institute Council Lecture SeriesGetty Research Institute #ad - In august 1576, in the midst of an outbreak of the plague, the spanish franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and twenty-two indigenous artists locked themselves inside the school of Santa Cruz de Tlaltelolco in Mexico City with a mission: to create nothing less than the first illustrated encyclopedia of the New World.
Drawing on cutting edge approaches in art history, and the material sciences, anthropology, the book sheds new light on one of the world’s great manuscripts―and on a pivotal moment in the early modern Americas. It reflects both indigenous and spanish traditions of writing and painting, including parallel columns of text in Spanish and Nahuatl and more than two thousand watercolor illustrations prepared in European and Aztec pictorial styles.
The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex Getty Research Institute Council Lecture Series #ad - This volume reveals the complex meanings inherent in the selection of the pigments used in the manuscript, offering a fascinating look into a previously hidden symbolic language. Used book in Good Condition. A monumental achievement, the florentine Codex is the single most important artistic and historical document for studying the peoples and cultures of pre-Hispanic and colonial Central Mexico.
Today this twelve-volume manuscript is preserved in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and is widely known as the Florentine Codex.
Josef Albers in MexicoGuggenheim Museum Publications #ad - Guggenheim museum and the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation. Albers in "the promised land of abstract art”: the little-known influence of Mexico“Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art, ” Josef Albers wrote to his former Bauhaus colleague Vasily Kandinsky in 1936. Josef albers in mexico reveals the profound link between the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica and Albers’ abstract works on canvas and paper.
Guggenheim museum. With his wife, the artist anni albers, albers toured pre-Columbian archeological sites and monuments during his 12 or more trips to Mexico and other Latin American countries between 1935 and 1968. Used book in Good Condition. The resulting works demonstrate Albers’ continued formal experimentation with geometry, this time accentuating a pre-Columbian aesthetic.
Josef Albers in Mexico #ad - Josef albers in mexico brings together photographs, photo collages, prints and significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe 1946–66 and Homage to the Square 1950–76 series from the collections of the Solomon R. On each visit, shrines, sanctuaries and landscapes, Albers took black-and-white photographs of pyramids, which he later assembled into rarely seen photo collages.
Two scholarly essays, an illustrated map and vivid color reproductions of paintings and works on paper illuminate this little-known period in the influential artist’s practice.
Inside Tangier: Houses and GardensVendome Press #ad - Now a new generation of residents are blending color, pattern, and taste to create an interior aesthetic all their own. Interior designer nicolò castellini baldissera joins forces with fashion and interiors photographer Guido Taroni to showcase the most beautiful homes Inside Tangier A white-walled city perched between Morocco and Europe, Tangier was long a haven for the literary and artistic avant-garde—and black sheep—of Europe and America.
Inside Tangier: Houses and Gardens #ad - Guggenheim museum. Inside tangier explores a selection of these exceptional properties and their eccentric inhabitants—from antiques dealer and collector Gordon Watson and interior designers Frank de Biasi and Veere Greeney to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs—providing rare insights into the sometimes bohemian, sometimes extravagant, but always stylish “Tangerine” lifestyle.
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Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial WorldLos Angeles County Museum of Art #ad - Contested visions offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America: Mexico and Peru. More than two hundred works of art, manuscripts, and other materials such as textiles, maps, keros, including paintings, codices, are reproduced in full-color illustrations, sculptures, and feather works, illustrated books, demonstrating the rich variety of these artistic approaches.
A collection of essays by an international team of distinguished scholars in the field uncovers the different meanings and purposes behind these depictions of native populations of the Americas. Lavishly illustrated, this ambitious book provides a compelling and original framework by which to understand the intersection of vision and power in the Spanish colonial world.
Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World #ad - Used book in Good Condition. These experts explore the role of the visual arts in negotiating a sense of place in late pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. They address a range of important topics, such as the construct of the Indian as a good Christian; how Amerindians drew on their pre-Columbian past to stake out a place within the Spanish body politic; their participation in festive rites; and their role as artists.
Guggenheim museum. Spanning developments from the 15th to the 19th century, European artists, this ambitious book looks at the many ways and contexts in which indigenous peoples were represented in art of the early modern period—by colonial artists, and themselves.