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Hispanic & Latin American Art and Architecture from
Yale University Press

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Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Yve-Alain Bois, Paulo Herkenhoff, Ariel Jiménez, Luis Enrique P. Oramas, Mary S. Enriquez

2001   Art and Architecture
264 pp. 54 b/w + 66 colorplates 9 x 11
Cloth ISBN 0300089902 $55.00

This lavishly illustrated book presents a selection of more than eighty paintings, drawings, and sculptures by some two dozen artists represented in the acclaimed Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection of Latin American geometric abstract art. In both Spanish and English, the volume explores the major movements of geometric abstraction and also offers biographies of the artists and a selection of their statements and manifestos.

Silver in Ancient Peru

Heidi King

2001   Art and Architecture
64 pp. 39 b/w + 15 colorplates 8 1/2 x 11
Paper ISBN 0300085125 $19.95

A symbol of power and prestige in ancient Peru, silver also held religious significance, its soft cool sheen symbolizing the moon, a female deity. This beautiful book presents objects of silver--items of personal adornment, tomb offerings, and miniatures--from several Peruvian cultures that thrived along the coastal and highland regions of the Andes from the first millennium B.C. to the Spanish conquest of 1532-34. Excavated from the sites of such cultures as the Moche, the Lambayeque, the Chimú, and the Inka, these extremely rare and lovely objects of silver shed new light on a fascinating civilization.

This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the fall of 2000 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Heidi King is research associate in the Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luis Jaime Castillo Butters and Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech are both of the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima, Peru.

Richard Kagan

2000 EH
248 pp. 18 b/w + 136 colorplates,
Cloth ISBN 0-300-08314-9 $55.00

KaganThis engrossing book examines the particular importance of cities in Spanish and Hispanic-American culture as well as the different meanings that artists and cartographers invested in their depiction of New and Old World cities and towns.


Kagan maintains that cities are both built structures and human communities, and that representations of the urban form reflect both points of view. He discusses the peculiar character of Spain' s "empire of towns"; the history and development of the cityscape as an independent artistic genre, both in Europe and in the Americas; the interaction between European and native mapping traditions; differences between European maps of urban America and those produced by local residents, whether native or creole; and the urban iconography of four different New World towns. Lavishly illustrated with a variety of maps, pictures, and plans, many reproduced here for the first time, this interdisciplinary study will be of interest to general readers and to specialists in art history, cartography, history, urbanism, and related fields.

Richard L. Kagan is professor of history and romance languages and literatures at Johns Hopkins University. Fernando Mariás is professor of art history at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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