Architecture and Its Sculpture in Viceregal Mexico

ISBN-10: 0292752105
ISBN-13: 9780292752108
Edition: 1997
Authors: Robert J. Mullen
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

From monumental cathedrals to simple parish churches, perhaps as many as 100,000 churches and civic buildings were constructed in Mexico during the viceregal or colonial period (1535-1821). Many of these structures remain today as witnesses to the fruitful blending of Old and New World forms and styles that created an architecture of enduring vitality. In this profusely illustrated book, Robert J. Mullen provides a much-needed overview of Mexican colonial architecture and its attendant sculpture. Writing with just the right level of detail for students and general readers, he places the architecture in its social and economic context. He shows how buildings in the larger cities remained closer to European designs, while buildings in the pueblos often included prehispanic indigenous elements. This book grew out of the author' twenty-five-year exploration of Mexico' architectural and sculptural heritage. Combining an enthusiast' love for the subject with a scholar' care for accuracy, it is the perfect introduction to the full range of Mexico' colonial architecture.

Preface
Conventions
Acknowledgments
Overview
Urban Beginnings
Sixteenth Century: The Formative Era
Cathedrals: Symbols of Authority
Transitional Phase: From the Static to the Dynamic (Mid-Seventeenth to Mid-Eighteenth Century)
The Age of Fulfillment, 1730-1800: Est�pites, "Silver" Churches, Santuarios, Residences
Frontier Mission Architecture
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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