The Colonial Andes: Tapestries And Silverwork, 1530 – 1830; [... In Conjunction With The Exhibition "The Colonial Andes: Tapestries And Silverwork, 1530 - 1830" Held At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, September 29 - December 12, 2004] | 9780300104912 030010491X PDF

The Colonial Andes: Tapestries And Silverwork, 1530 - 1830; [... In Conjunction With The Exhibition

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Author: Elena Phipps, Johanna Hecht, and Cristina Esteras Martín and with contributions by Luisa Elena Alcalá
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN-10: 030010491X ISBN-13: 9780300104912

The arrival of the Spanish in South America in 1532 permanently transformed the Andean cultural landscape. Within a generation, societies that had developed over thousands of years, including the great Inca Empire, had been irrevocably altered. The arts from the Spanish colonial period—those that drew on native traditions, such as textiles, silver, woodwork, and stonework, as well as painting, sculpture, and other genres introduced by the Spanish—preserve an unspoken dialogue that developed between Andean and European modes of expression. This beautiful book presents silver objects, textiles, and other masterpieces of colonial Andean culture. Essays discuss the artistry of this culture and explain how it has been recently reevaluated and celebrated for its vibrant energy reflecting the convergence of two essentially distinct cultural traditions.

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