Very good out of print hbk in good d/w, ink stamp to f.e.p., 4to. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Painting the Conquest: Mexican Indians and ...
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Paris, France : Unesco : Flammarion, 1992. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 236 S. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - The discovery of America represents a crucial stage in the history of Western society insofar as it pulled an entire continent into the European orbit. It forced an encounter between two worlds that had been developing independently of one another for thousands of years. This confrontation constituted a fatal shock of incredible brutality for the inhabitants of the New World; entire civilizations were devastated by the conquistadores. Worse, the epidemics that followed (or sometimes preceded) these invaders destroyed native society by decimating whole generations, silencing oral tradition and swelling graveyards everywhere, from the Caribbean to Mexico and from Panama to Chile. Such disasters tend to mask a battle of another type, perhaps less bloody yet just as crucial in the long run. The Spanish conquest led to a clash between High Renaissance culture and extremely sophisticated indigenous forms of thought and expression. Alongside explorers, merchants and conquistadores, numerous administrators and missionaries spread humanist values and attempted to transplant the religious, artistic and intellectual accomplishments of the European Renaissance onto American-and more particularly Mexican-soil. Even though such cultural projection was merely another form of colonization and domination, it nevertheless provoked a local cultural reaction of remarkable quality and diversity. This led to an experiment unique to the sixteenth century: the Renaissance arts of sculpture, architecture and painting entered into a dialogue with traditions that had been cultivated by pre-Columbian civilizations for millennia. ISBN 9782080135216 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Mit zahlr. auch farb. Abb. Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag. Artikel-Nr. 925666