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Author Edgerton, Samuel Y.
Title Theaters of conversion : religious architecture and Indian artisans in colonial Mexico / Samuel Y. Edgerton ; with photographs by Jorge Pérez de Lara ; drawings by Mark Van Stone, James E. Ivey, and the author.
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2001.
Book Cover

 Floor3  N7914.A1 E34 2001    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 350 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-344) and index.
Contents Introduction : art as a tool of Christian conversion -- ch. 1. The millennium of the Mendicant friars -- ch. 2. The cross and the tree : the Christian convento as Indian cosmos -- ch. 3. The arch and the cave : open chapels in the Yucatán -- ch. 4. Indians and Renaissance art : Fray Pedro de Gante's School of Art at San José de Los Naturales -- ch. 5. Christian murals by Indian artists -- ch. 6. The convento as theater : medieval autos and nahua neixcuitilli -- ch. 7. Stage and scenery -- ch. 8. The cloister as theater : Adam and Eve lost in Aztec paradise -- ch. 9. The convento as theater of memory -- ch. 10. "El Dorado" : the desolate desert conventos of New Mexico, 1598-1700 -- ch. 11. Religious architecture in "Those most remote provinces."
Subject Christian art and symbolism -- Mexico.
Church architecture -- Mexico.
Missionaries -- Mexico -- History.
Related Names Pérez de Lara, Jorge.
ISBN 0826322565
OCLC number 45195872