Colonial Mexico is a complete guide to all these constructions which were built in Mexico between 1521 and 1821. Its images provide evidence of the skills attained in the architectural arts. This book is also a valuable source of information on painting, sculpture, altarpieces and metalwork.
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Colonial Mexico

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Index

| Illustrations of the colonial art in states mentioned in the text

4 – 15   | Mexico City

15 – 21 | State of Mexico

22 – 25 | Hidalgo

26 – 27 | Morelos

28 – 29 | Guerrero

30 – 31 | Tlaxcala

32 – 45 | Puebla

46         | Veracruz

47 – 57 | Queretaro

58 – 64 | Guanajuato

65 | Aguascalientes

66 – 67 | San Luis Potosi

68 – 72 | Zacatecas

73 – 76 | Jalisco

77 – 82 | Michoacan

83 – 97 | Oaxaca

92 – 94 | Chiapas

95 – 97 | Yucatan

98         | Durango

99         | Chihuahua

100 – 109 | Illustrations of the other art forms

100 – 111 | Map

| TOPICS

3    | Introduction

4    | ART OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

7    | Atriums

7    | Capillas posas

8    | Atrium crosses

9    | Open Chapels

15  | Convents

17  | Churches

18  | Convent Clusters

27  | Basilicas

31  | OTHER SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL WORKS

31  | Water management

31  | Dwelling houses

34  | Paintings

41  | Sculpture

42  | Corn stalk figures

24  | Retables (Altarpieces)

45  | Feather mosaic

46  | Cathedrals

52  | SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ART THE BAROQUE

61  | Nunnery churches

61  | Evolution of the baroque

71  | Other expressions of the baroque

73  | Estipite baroque

80  | Other types of architecture

83  | Baroque altarpieces

91  | Painting

96  | Statues

96  | Neoclassical art

105 | Music and literature

106 | Work in gold, silver and other metals

107 | Furniture

Author

Eugenio Noriega Robles

Photos by:

Giovanni Dagli Orti, Michael Calderwood, Walter Reuter, Javier Hinojosa, Adalberto Rios, Michel Zabé, Guillermo Aldana


192 Photos-Illustrations
112 Pages
Softcover
26 x 20 cm – 10.24 x 7.87 in
ISBN 968 6434 72 0


Other languages
English Deutsch

$379.00 Add to cart

Contents

With the fall of Tenochtitlán on August 13, 1521, the colonial period began. On one hand, the conquistadors found themselves with a territory dominated by profane and idolatrous beliefs. It thus became essential to bring religious orders from Spain (Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, Jesuits, etc.). On the other, it was also necessary to redesign the pre-Hispanic cities, which gradually began to adopt a European appearance. The result of all this was the construction of innumerable buildings, both religious and civil: churches, atriums, monasteries and cloisters, as well as palaces, hospitals, colleges, hospices, bulwarks and aqueducts.

Some of these constructions are masterworks, among them the Church of Santo Domingo in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Morelia Cathedral, the Cabañas Hospice, the Royal Chapel of Cholula, the Palafoxian Library, the Augustine Church of Actopan, the Mining Palace, the Convent of La Merced and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City.

Colonial Mexico is a complete guide to all these constructions which were built in Mexico between 1521 and 1821. Its images provide evidence of the skills attained in the architectural arts. This book is also a valuable source of information on painting, sculpture, altarpieces and metalwork.

Did you know that the colonial epoch in Mexico began in the year 1521 when the City of Mexico-Tenochtitlán fell into the hands of the Spaniards and ended in 1821 when independence was declared.

 

During this period of 300 years of Spanish domination, known as the Colonial Epoch, its own art originated and flowered, a product of the clash and fusion of two cultures, which vigorously reveals a characteristic: Mexican style.

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