Art in Latin America

The Modern Era, 1820-1980

Edited by Dawn Ades; With contributions by L. Guy Brett, Stanton Loomis Catlin, and Rosemary O`Neill

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"A fresh overview that puts modern masters like Botero and the Mexican muralists in historical perspective."—The Westsider

"Yale remains the premier American publisher of art books: this volume contains 350 excellent illustrations, most in color. Moreover, as the catalogue to an exhibition of Latin American art opened in 1989 at the Hayworth Gallery in London before traveling through Europe, this book epitomizes the recent trend wherein museum catalogues comprise major monographs. Thirteen historical chapters trace a history which has never been told in an organized way, from the European explorers and the art of early independence movements to the more familiar contemporary political realism of Mexico."—Virginia Quarterly Review



"A profusely illustrated perspective on the art of a region with diverse and fascinating cultural traditions."—Southern Accents

"A richly developed and thematic catalogue. . . . Offers a select historical overview of the art of Latin America. . . . This beautifully illustrated and well-written text makes a great contribution to the limited information available in English on this wide and varied part of art history. It is highly recommended for art libraries serving the general public and scholars alike."—Deidre E. Lawrence, Art Documentation

"[A] worthy addition to our knowledge of the art of Latin America. . . . Lavish and professional. . . . There is a unity in the sequence of her chapters and a clear indication of her fascination with the art of Mexico. . . . Excellent illustrations. . . . The catalog—with its original essays and marvelous illustrations—should remain a long-term asset."—Ida Ely Rubin, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts

"Very fine reproductions with unobtrusive commentary."—Reference and Research Book News

"Art in Latin America:The Modern Era 1820-1980 presents the first full-length account in English of the growth of Latin American art since the years of the independence movement in the early nineteenth century. The work it features includes sculpture, ceramics, textiles, murals, collages and paintings: 13 chapters cover the social, historical, political and artistic movements which contributed to the development of the work; an appendix contains manifestoes relating to these movements; and there are short biographies of major artists."—Sunday Herald

"The many examples of [the work of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros] reproduced in The Art of Latin America will knock your socks off."—Suzanne Winckler, Texas Monthly

"The treatment expertly chronicles developments on a regional rather than a purely national basis. Painting, sculpture, folk art, graphics, and photography are among the media represented. The text raises important social and political issues that are well integrated with the numerous black-and-white and color illustrations."—Booklist
"The best compendium of the arts of Latin America that has yet appeared."—Edward P. Lawson, Washington Post Book World

"This monumental work is an outstanding contribution to the appreciation and better understanding of Latin American art. . . . The authoritative text offers an intelligent thematical approach. . . . [It] should remain an indispensable source on Latin American art for generations to come."—Choice

ISBN: 9780300045567
Publication Date: September 10, 1990
384 pages, 9 x 11
150 b/w + 250 color illus.