272 pages | 9 B/W Illus.
This edited volume’s chief aim is to bring together, in an English-language source, the principal histories and narratives of some of the most significant academies and national schools of art in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
The book highlights issues shared by Latin American academies of art, but also those that differentiate them from their European counterparts. Authors examine issues including: statutes; influence of workshops and guilds; the importance of patronage; discourses of race and ethnicity in visual pedagogy; and European models versus the quest for national schools. It also offers first-time English translations of many foundational documents of the subject academies and schools.
This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, Latin American and Hispanic studies, and modern visual cultures.
"Various scholars who work on Latin American art history have long noted the absence of substantive work on art academies and museums in Latin America. This timely volume is welcome and hopefully represents a trend that will continue to develop our understanding of art institutions, art practices, and cultural politics in nineteenth-century Latin American countries."
- Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico
Introduction. Oscar E. Vázquez
Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.