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The twentieth-century art of Latin America is art in the western tradition, and its leading figures--Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, to name only a few--have achieved international stature. Yet much of the writing about this art has offered either a victimized view of an art tradition dominated by foreign models or a romanticized view of what Latin American art should be. This pathfinding book, by contrast, seeks not to "invent" Latin American art but to look at it from the points of view of its own artists and critics. <P>Drawing on some forty years of studying and teaching Latin American art, Jacqueline Barnitz surveys the major currents and artists of the twentieth century in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America (including Brazil). She progresses chronologically from modernismo and the break with nineteenth-century academic art to some of the trends of the 1980s, setting each movement within its historical and cultural contexts. This grand survey of modern Latin American art will thus be the essential guide to a vibrant art tradition, as well as a vital teaching tool. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions of major works, it will be useful to artists, collectors, historians, writers, and social scientists, as well as art historians.

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An exciting and invaluable work of synthesis and interpretation, Barnitz's grand survey greatly enhances understanding of the extraordinary cultural mix that infuses Latin American art with its soulfulness and vigor. — Booklist With ease and agility, Barnitz navigates an entire century's worth of art produced in the varied regions and cultures of Latin America. — ARTnews For breadth of reference and range of coverage, this book will stand for some time as the most comprehensive study to date of modern Latin American art from the Caribbean basin to the Southern cone countries. — David Craven, author of Diego Rivera as Epic Modernist

The twentieth-century art of Latin America is art in the western tradition, and its leading figures-- Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaqui n Torres-Garci a, to name only a few-- have achieved international stature. Yet much of the writing about this art has offered either a victimized view of an art tradition dominated by foreign models or a romanticized view of what Latin American art should be. This pathfinding book, by contrast, seeks not to invent Latin American art but to look at it from the points of view of its own artists and critics.

Drawing on some forty years of studying and teaching Latin American art, Jacqueline Barnitz surveys the major currents and artists of the twentieth century in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America (including Brazil). She progresses chronologically from modernismo and the break with nineteenth-century academic art to some of the trends of the 1980s, setting each movement within its historical and cultural contexts. This grand survey of modern LatinAmerican art will thus be the essential guide to a vibrant art tradition, as well as a vital teaching tool. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions of major works, it will be useful to artists, collectors, historians, writers, and social scientists, as well as art historians.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-372) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292708587
Author:
Barnitz, Jacqueline
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art, latin american
Subject:
Criticism - Latin American
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, Latin American - 20th century
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 99-135
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
11.68x8.21x1.36 in. 4.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An exciting and invaluable work of synthesis and interpretation, Barnitz's grand survey greatly enhances understanding of the extraordinary cultural mix that infuses Latin American art with its soulfulness and vigor. — Booklist With ease and agility, Barnitz navigates an entire century's worth of art produced in the varied regions and cultures of Latin America. — ARTnews For breadth of reference and range of coverage, this book will stand for some time as the most comprehensive study to date of modern Latin American art from the Caribbean basin to the Southern cone countries. — David Craven, author of Diego Rivera as Epic Modernist

The twentieth-century art of Latin America is art in the western tradition, and its leading figures-- Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaqui n Torres-Garci a, to name only a few-- have achieved international stature. Yet much of the writing about this art has offered either a victimized view of an art tradition dominated by foreign models or a romanticized view of what Latin American art should be. This pathfinding book, by contrast, seeks not to invent Latin American art but to look at it from the points of view of its own artists and critics.

Drawing on some forty years of studying and teaching Latin American art, Jacqueline Barnitz surveys the major currents and artists of the twentieth century in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America (including Brazil). She progresses chronologically from modernismo and the break with nineteenth-century academic art to some of the trends of the 1980s, setting each movement within its historical and cultural contexts. This grand survey of modern LatinAmerican art will thus be the essential guide to a vibrant art tradition, as well as a vital teaching tool. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions of major works, it will be useful to artists, collectors, historians, writers, and social scientists, as well as art historians.

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