Latin American

Latin American


  • Aesthetics and Politics in the Mexican Film Industry

    By Misha Maclaird

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137008060
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: June 2013
    "Aesthetics and Politics in the Mexican Film Industry is the first English-language analysis of what some called a "renaissance" at the turn of the twenty-first century. It examines the years surrounding Mexico's presidential elections in 2000 and the fall of the ruling party after seventy one years in power in order to better understand a moment when politics and cinema shared the limelight. Moving beyond the international blockbusters, the research evaluates a broad selection of films, produced from the early 1990s to the present, to help demystify this period for scholars and students. It explains in clear language how production methods, audience demographics, and aesthetic approaches have changed throughout the past two decades of Mexican cinema andhow these changes relate to the country's transitions to a democratic political system and free-market economy"--
  • America Latina

    By Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782843233357
    • Publisher: ASSOULINE
    • Published: October 2002
  • Argentine Indian Art (Dover Pictorial Archive)

    By Alejandro Eduardo Fiadone

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486298962
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: July 1997
  • Art In Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980

    By Dawn Ades

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853320422
    • Publisher: SOUTH BANK CENTRE
    • Published: January 1989
  • Art and Architecture in Mexico (World of Art)

    By James Oles

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500204061
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: September 2013
    “A lucid—at times, even poetic—summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles’s text. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.” –Donna Pierce, Denver Art Museum
  • Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821

    By Donahue-Wallace

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826334596
    • Published: March 2008
  • Art in Barbados: What Kind of Mirror Image?

    By Alissansdra Cummins

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789768123824
    • Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers
    • Published: July 1999
  • The Art of Brazil

    By Carlos Lemos

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780064352895
    • Publisher: Harper & Row
    • Published: January 1983
  • The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico: Crowned-Nun Portraits and Reform in the Convent

    By James M. Cordova

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780292753150
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: January 2014
    By the eighteenth century, New Spaniards (colonial Mexicans) so lauded their nuns that they developed a local tradition of visually opulent portraits, called monjas coronadas or “crowned nuns,” that picture their subjects in regal trappings at the moment of their religious profession and in death. This study identifies these portraits as markers of a vibrant and changing society that fused together indigenous and Euro-Christian traditions and ritual practices to construct a new and complex religious identity that was unique to New Spain. To discover why crowned-nun portraits, and especially the profession portrait, were in such demand in New Spain, this book offers a pioneering interpretation of these works as significant visual contributions to a local counter-colonial discourse. James M. Córdova demonstrates that the portraits were a response to the Spanish crown’s project to modify and modernize colonial society—a series of reforms instituted by the Bourbon monarchs that threatened many nuns’ religious identities in New Spain. His analysis of the portraits’ rhetorical devices, which visually combined Euro-Christian and Mesoamerican notions of the sacred, shows how they promoted local religious and cultural values as well as client-patron relations, all of which were under scrutiny by the colonial Church. Combining visual evidence from images of the “crowned nun” with a discussion of the nuns’ actual roles in society, Córdova reveals that nuns found their greatest agency as Christ’s brides, a title through which they could, and did, challenge the Church’s authority when they found it intolerable.
  • Art of the Americas: The Argentine Project

    By Sally Baker

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564660367
    • Publisher: BAKER& CO.
    • Published: September 1992
  • Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920-1987

    By Holliday T. Day

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780936260198
    • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
    • Published: April 1989
    Profiles of Latin American artists and their works
  • Arte Colombiano: 3,500 Anos de Historia

    By Santiago Londono Velez

    Our Price: $67.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789589698204
    • Publisher: Villegas Editores
    • Published: January 2002
    Spanish text.
  • Arte Latinoamericano Siglo XX / 20th Century Latin American Art: Obras / Works Malba - Colección Costantini

    By Eduardo F. Costantini

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789879767764
    • Publisher: Malba, Coleccion Costantini
    • Published: January 2003
    Text is in English and Spanish.
  • Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman

    By Luis Eduardo Luna

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556433115
    • Published: April 1999
    The mythologies and cosmology of Amazonian shamanism materialize in fantastic color and style in this unique, large-format volume, representing the fruit of several years of collaboration between a Peruvian folk artist/shaman and a Colombian anthropologist/filmmaker.
  • Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America after Modernism

    By Antonio Sergio Bessa

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823260799
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: July 2014
    Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America after Modernism, which developed from a symposium presented by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2011, showcases original essays by distinguished Latin American architects, historians, and curators whose research examines architecture and urban design practices in the region during a significant period of the twentieth century. Drawing from the exuberant architectural projects of the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as from critically engaged artistic practices of the present day, the essays in this collection reveal how the heroic visions and utopian ideals popular in architectural discourse during the modernist era bore complicated legacies for Latin America--the consequences of which are evident in the vastly uneven economic conditions and socially disparate societies found throughout the region today.The innovative contributions in this volume address how the modernist movement came into being in Latin America and compellingly explore how it continues to resonate in today's cultural discourse. Beyond the Supersquare takes themes traditionally examined within the strict field of urbanism and architecture and explores them against a broader range of disciplines, including the global economy, political science, gender, visual arts, philosophy, and urban planning.Containing a breadth of scholarship, this book offers a compelling and distinctive view of contemporary life in Latin America. Among the topics explored are the circulation of national cultural identities through architectural media, the intersection of contemporary art and urban social politics, and the recovery of canonically overlooked figures in art and architectural histories, such as Lina Bo Bardi and Joao Filgueiras Lima ("Lele") from Brazil, Juan Legarreta of Mexico, and Henry Klumb in Puerto Rico.