Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980

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Yale University Press, 1989 - Art - 361 pages
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This authoritative and beautiful book presents the first continuous narrative history of Latin American art from the years of the Independence movements in the 1820s up to the present day. Exploring both the indigenous roots and the colonial and post-colonial experiences of the various countries, the book investigates fascinating though little-known aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century art and also provides a context for the contemporary art of the continent.
 

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While this series of essays on Latin American art was prepared for an exhibition at London's South Bank Centre, it reads more like an introductory survey than an exhibition catalog. In broad thematic ... Read full review

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Gorgeous pictures and user friendly writing (not as stiff and dense as many textbooks).

Contents

Independence and its Heroes
25
José Maria Velasco
101
Posada and the Popular Graphic Tradition 1 1 1
114
The Mexican Mural Movement
151
The Taller de Grafica Popular
181
Indigenism and Social Realism
195
Private Worlds and Public Myths
215
Arte MadfArte ConcretoInuencion
241
A Radical Leap by Guy Brett
253
History and Identity
285
Notes
301
Biographies by Rosemary ONeill
338
Select Bibliography
360
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About the author (1989)

DAWN ADES is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. She pioneered the study of Latin American art in the United Kingdom and has also published widely on Dada, Surrealism, and photography.

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