Resumen del Libro

Major edition that includes the collaboration of renowned art and history experts presenting the history of the Colegiata of Guadalupe of the Mexican Basilica, through the origin and history of the 17th century stalls of the chairs that decorated the choir, examining the historic conditions that transformed the Tepeyac sanctuary in to a collegiate church. First volume is dedicated to the history and political, social and historic context around the cult to the Virgin and second presents a catalogue of the hand-carved choir chairs that were taken apart until they disappeared as a whole in the early 20th century. The surviving carved chair backs represent passages of the miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe inspired in the prints by Matias de Arteaga y Alfaro (b. Spain 1633-1703) that illustrate the 1685 Spanish edition of Felicidad de Mexico. At present the stalls of the choir are demounted and the fragments are not organized in time, space or conformation. The book accompanies an homonymous exhibition celebrating the Jubilar Year of the Virgin of Guadalupe –Provided by vendor.

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