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"--
  • Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul

    By Gail Gelburd

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584658474
    • Publisher: Hispanic Alliance
    • Published: February 2010
    In 1939 Fernando Ortiz first characterized Cuban culture as ajiaco: a rich stew consisting of a large variety of ingredients cooked until a thick broth is formed. It is this synthesis which is the essence of Cuban art. It embraces and visualizes the very nature of the Cuban soul and reveals the profundity of its expression. This is the subject of Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul, an exhibition organized by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. The art in this unique and timely exhibition, and its accompanying bilingual catalog, incorporates the tales of the Orisha of Africa, the calligraphy of the Tao Te Ching, and the rituals of indigenous peoples. The formats change, the materials vary, but the syncretist mix remains constant in Cuban and Cuban American art.
  • 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 and Myth of the Ancient Maya

    By Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300207170
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: April 2017
  • 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
  • Art in Latin America

    By Iria Candela

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849760706
    • Publisher: Tate
    • Published: November 2013
    This is the first book to provide a thorough exploration of Latin American art since 1990, a period during which the Latin American art scene has grown in importance and influence. Iria Candela explains the importance of contemporary art in this complex and diverse region, and provides a detailed study of new and unconventional art practices. Her original, in-depth interpretation of more than 100 works in a wide variety of media focuses on disruptive and politically committed works that challenge traditional forms and recognize the need to strengthen freedom of expression and democratization in Latin America. Among the Latin American–born or –based artists featured are Gabriel Orozco, Doris Salcedo, Ernesto Neto, Francis Alÿs, Jorge Macchi, Santiago Sierra, Carlos Garaicoa, and Allora & Calzadilla.
  • Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama

    By Mari Lyn Salvador

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780930741617
    • Publisher: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
    • Published: October 1997
  • 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