Casta painting : images of race in eighteenth-century Mexico (Book, 2004) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Casta painting : images of race in eighteenth-century Mexico

Author: Ilona Katzew
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With over two hundred illustrations, including some of casta sets and other visual materials that have never been published before, the book draws on a variety of archival sources to provide the most comprehensive study of casta painting to date. Katzew considers how casta painting developed art historically, why race became the subject of a pictorial genre that spanned an entire century, who commissioned and
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ilona Katzew
ISBN: 0300102410 9780300102413 9780300109719 0300109717
OCLC Number: 52806200
Description: 242 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Painters and paintings: a visual tradition and its historiography --
"A marvelous variety of colors?": racial ideology and the Sistema de Castas --
The rise of Casta painting: exoticism and Creole pride, 1711-1760 --
Changing perspectives: Casta painting in the era of the Bourbon reforms, 1760-1790 --
The theater of marvels: Casta paintings in the textual microcosmos --
Concluding remarks: A genre with many meanings.
Responsibility: Ilona Katzew.

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Casta painting is a distinctive Mexican genre that portrays racial mixing among the Indians, Spaniards and Africans who inhabited the colony, depicted in sets of consecutive images. Ilona Katzew  Read more...
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"this book opens an important period of the history of Mexican art... its value lies in the range of original archival material, interdisciplinary approach, and the numerous illustrations. The book Read more...

 
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