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The art of professing in Bourbon Mexico : crowned-nun portraits and reform in the convent / by James M. Córdova.

Author/Creator:
Córdova, James M., 1974- author.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Crowned-nun portraits.
Portrait painting, Mexican -- 18th century.
Art and society -- Mexico -- History -- 18th century.
National characteristics, Mexican, in art.
Art.
Art and society.
National characteristics, Mexican.
Portrait painting, Mexican.
Mexico.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Offering a pioneering interpretation of the "crowned nun" portrait, this book explores how visual culture contributed to local identity formation in Mexico"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Women's Religious Pathways in New Spain
Chapter 2. New Spanish Portraiture and Portraits of Nuns
Chapter 3. Euro-Christian Precedents in the Crowned-Nun Image
Chapter 4. Indigenous Contributions to Convent Arts and Culture
Chapter 5. The Profession Portrait in a Time of Crisis
Chapter 6. Colonial Identity Rhetorics
Epilogue
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
"This book is a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture publication initiative, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-237) and index.
ISBN:
0292753152 (hardback)
9780292753150 (hardback)
OCLC:
832287088