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Images take flight : feather art in Mexico and Europe (1400-1700) / editors: Alessandra Russo, Gerhard Wolf, Diana Fane ; contributors: Berenice Alcántara Rojas [and thirty-one others].

Publication:
Munich : Hirmer, [2015].
Format/Description:
Book
480 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Other Title:
Feather art in Mexico and Europe (1400-1700)
Subjects:
Featherwork -- Mexico.
Indian featherwork -- Mexico.
Art, Spanish colonial -- Mexico.
Featherwork -- Europe.
Christian art and symbolism -- Mexico -- Modern period, 1500-.
Art, Spanish colonial.
Christian art and symbolism -- Modern period.
Featherwork.
Indian featherwork.
Europe.
Mexico.
Summary:
This widely anticipated book offers the first systematic study of feather mosaics created in New Spain in the context of a broader creative exchange between Mesoamerican and European aesthetics and materials. Thirty-three scholars look at these unprecedented feather artworks that circulated all around the world in the 16th and 17th centuries from a range of vantage points including art history, anthropology, collecting and global history, natural history, archeology and conservation. Planned to complement a major international exhibition held at the National Museum of Art (MUNAL) in Mexico City in 2011, the book is organized thematically and includes 300 color plates illustrating feather mosaics with their astonishing details, as well as relevant paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, books, European illuminated manuscripts, Mesoamerican codices, and studies of natural history.
Contents:
Preface
Introductory essays
I. Flight and desire
II. Nature between art and science
III. Itineraries and offerings
IV. The feather in place
V. Shimmering to the eye
Appendix.
Notes:
"A publication of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut, Florence in collaboration with the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City"--page 480.
"This publication ... is conceived to be a book on its own rather than an exhibition catalogue. It presents and studies groups of objects from the point of view of the scholars who participated in the project, rather than individual entries on the works included in the show"--Page 10, with regard to the exhibition, March 11, 2011, El Vuelo de las imagenes: arte plumario en México y Europa.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Russo, Alessandra, editor.
Wolf, Gerhard, 1952- editor.
Fane, Diana, editor.
ISBN:
9783777420639 (cl.)
3777420638 (cl.)
OCLC:
925441101