Resumen del Libro
Encyclopedic volume with contributions by leading scholars in the field offers a reliable general survey of Latin American colonial painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. Five introductory chapters discuss socioeconomic background that conditioned artistic production in American colonies, and provide a conceptual framework for the studies that follow. In the second, third, and fourth sections, chapters discuss development of colonial painting, sculpture, and decorative arts, respectively, by country or region. Even though the 402 b/w photographs are not integrated with the texts, they represent a valuable visual reference. Comprehensive bibliography divided by chapters is an indispensable source –Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.