A Guide to Mexican Art: From Its Beginnings to the Present

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 15, 1969 - Art - 398 pages
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A Guide to Mexican Art, a survey of more than twenty centuries of art, has a double purpose. It provides an ample version of one of the great national arts by a leading art historian, and it serves simultaneously as a practical guide to the art's outstanding masterpieces. The Guide will thus be of value to specialists and students of Latin American art and to sightseers as an introduction and guide to the art and architecture of Mexico. To facilitate its use for the latter purpose, Professor Fernández has based his exposition on the sensitive analysis of works to be found almost exclusive in museums and public buildings accessible to the tourist.

The book was originally published in Spanish in 1958 and revised in 1961. This English translation, from the second edition has been brought up to date by the author and translator.
  

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Contents

Photographers
1
ANCIENT INDIGENOUS ART
7
The Art of Western Mexico
8
The Queen stone from the Pyramid of the Magician
21
Summary
47
THE ART OF NEW SPAIN
53
Baroque Art
72
107 15658 164 167
107
Zapotec and Mixtec
230
Aztec
238
Door
253
Actopan Hidalgo Augustinian Monastery sixteenth
266
Frescoes
268
Merida Yucatan House of Montejo sixteenth century
274
Mexico City D F Hotel Iturbide eighteenth century
301
Baltasar Echave Ibia The Immaculata 1622 Pinacoteca
314

Neoclassical Art
110
Sebastian Lopez de Arteaga Incredulity of Saint Thomas
117
MODERN ART
123
Modernism
135
Summary
145
CONTEMPORARY ART
151
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169
Monterrey Neuvo Leon Parochial Church of La Puri
179
Summary
192
Preclassic Art of the Central Plateau
205
Mayan
217
Mural Painting fresco from Tepantitla Teotihuacan
223
Pedro Ramirez The Delivery of Saint Peter seventeenth
318
Neoclassical
324
Rafael Ximeno y Planes Manuel Tolsa Pinacoteca
330
MODERN
337
Felipe Gutierrez Saint Jerome exhibited 1878 oil
340
Saturnino Herran Our Gods detail 1917 charcoal
353
Jose Clemente Orozco The Trench 1923 fresco
364
Leopoldo Mendez Don Zopilote Drunk 1944 wood
378
Ceramic Pot from Zumpango Guerrero
385
Chronology
389
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Justino Fernandez (1904-1972) was director of the Institute for Aesthetic Research and professor of art history, The University of Mexico.

Joshua C. Taylor (1917-1981) was director of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

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