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ART HISTORY

PUBLISHER
DelMonico Books/Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 392 pgs / 317 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 73   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781636810201 TRADE
List Price: $85.00 CDN $115.00 GBP £68.00

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 06/12/22–10/30/22

Nashville, TN
Frist Museum, 10/20/23–01/28/24

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DELMONICO BOOKS/LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800

Highlights from LACMA’s Collection

Edited with text by Ilona Katzew. Conversation by Edward J. Sullivan and Ilona Katzew.

Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800

Including textiles, paintings and decorative arts, Archive of the World offers a lucid alternative to traditional interpretations of art from the so-called New World

Exquisitely illustrated with new photography, this stunning book represents the first comprehensive study of LACMA’s notable holdings of Spanish American art. Following the arrival of the Spaniards in the Americas in the 15th century, the region developed complex artistic traditions that drew simultaneously on Indigenous, European, Asian and African art. In 1565 the Spaniards conquered the Philippines, inaugurating a new commercial route that connected Asia, Europe and the Americas. Private homes and civic and ecclesiastic institutions in Spanish America were filled with imported and locally made objects. This confluence of riches signaled the status of the Americas as a major entrepôt—what one contemporaneous author described as “the archive of the world.” Many works created in Spanish America were also shipped across the globe, attesting to their wide appeal.
Arranged into five thematic sections, the volume features a conversation about LACMA’s collection and nearly 100 catalog entries by various scholars, including Pablo F. Amador Marrero, Aaron M. Hyman, Rachel Kaplan, Paula Mues Orts, Jeanette F. Peterson, Elena Phipps, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi and Luis Eduardo Wuffarden, among others. These authoritative texts offer multiple access points to appreciate the material, aesthetic and historical aspects of the works, providing a lasting reference in this increasingly influential area of art history.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire

William Poundstone

The show and its catalog brim with new scholarship

Los Angeles Times

Christopher Knight

A brilliant museum collection. . . a standout. . . the indispensable catalog. . . functions as an essential and most-welcome guide to the museum’s important permanent collection of art from the viceroyalties of Mexico and Peru

Art & Object

Anna Claire Mauney

Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800. . . is a remarkable and important piece of work. . . . [a] splendid publication, something generations of scholars and researchers will surely utilize and build upon going forward.

The Magazine Antiques

Marcus B. Burke

An amazing feat of museum collection building. . . a truly world-class representation of the viceregal arts. . . the catalogue entries. . . provide a rich cultural context and notable, recent documentary investigations advancing understanding of social uses and commercial interchanges behind many of the objects.

The New York Times

Walker Mimms

LACMA shows artifacts and religious works designed to fire the imagination...excellent catalogue...glittering, informative exhibition.

Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800

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