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Casta Painting Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0300109717

ISBN-13: 9780300109719

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ilona Katzew

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The pictorial genre known as casta painting is one of the most compelling forms of artistic expression from colonial Mexico. Created as sets of consecutive images, the works portray racial mixing among the main groups that inhabited the colony: Indians, Spaniards, and Africans. In this beautifully illustrated book, Ilona Katzew places casta paintings in their social and historical context, showing for the first time the ways in which the meanings of the paintings changed along with shifting colonial politics. The book examines how casta painting developed art historically, why race became the subject of a pictorial genre that spanned an entire century, who commissioned and collected the…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980