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
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
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
Ocotlan Tlaxcala The Camarin of the Virgin eighteenth
94
107 15658 164 167
107
Zapotec and Mixtec
230
Aztec
238
Head of a Dead Man stone from Veracruz
242
Fresco
255
Lower Clois
267
San Cristóbal las Casas Chiapas House of Mazariegos
273
Baroque
279
Facade
297

Neoclassical Art
110
Sebastian Lopez de Arteaga Incredulity of Saint Thomas
117
MODERN ART
123
Modernism
135
Felipe Gutierrez Saint Jerome exhibited 1878 oil
137
Summary
145
CONTEMPORARY ART
151
75
169
Monterrey Neuvo Leon Parochial Church of La Purí
179
Summary
192
Preclassic Art of the Central Plateau
205
Mayan
217
Teotihuacán
222
Alonso L6pez de Herrera The Assumption of the Virgin
310
Juan Rodriguez Juarez The Duke de Linares eighteenth
320
Courtyard Arcade
326
Jose Luis Rodriguez Alconedo SelfPortrait pastel
332
Jose Obregon The Discovery of Pulque exhibited 1869
338
Felix Parra Galileo exhibited 1874 oil on canvas Palace
341
Joaquin Clausell Clouds over the Harvest 1920 ? oil
354
José Clemente Orozco The Trench 1923 fresco
Luis Ortiz Monasterio Victory marble private collec
Ceramic Pot from Zumpango Guerrero 385
Chronology 389
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About the author (1969)

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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