Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century


A comprehensive, authoritative survey of this increasingly popular and important field.


Edited by Edward Sullivan


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Price: USD$49.95

This is the first comprehensive and authoritative survey of an important and increasingly popular field. Because each of the contributors is an expert on his or her own national art, it is also the first to present a genuinely Latin American viewpoint. 17 scholars, critics and curators provide an exciting and challenging new assessment of twentieth-century Latin American art. The wider public and scholars alike will welcome the full treatment of the different histories and cultural traditions that have given each country its own character.

Major artists such as Wifredo Lam, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Fernando Botero are seen in a wider context, and the exploration of the rich and important heritage of previously overlooked countries such as Ecuador, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Bolivia will be a revelation to many. Springing from complex cultural roots, Latin American art is fresh, varied and often startling in its originality. Its vast range and astonishing qualities are represented here in over 300 outstanding images.



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Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 322 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714839806

Edward Sullivan is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at New York University and an internationally respected authority on Latin American art.

"Crisply designed, full of attractive images and engagingly written."—San Francisco Examiner

"With 17 authors each writing about the art of his or her own country, what distinguishes this book is that it is the first to present a Latin American perspective on the subject... A major overview of a vital contribution to modern art."—The Good Book Guide

"Presents a range of visual material, much of it from private collections, which is simply not available elsewhere."—The Art Book

"Large, impressive and handsome... A refreshing variety of style throughout... Given its range and production values, Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century is extremely good value, and is recommended as such."—The British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, The Caribbean, Portugal and Spain

"An excellent reference."—Art in America

"A substantial addition to the meager information available in English on the art of the region... This book is a milestone."—Art News

"Crisply designed, full of attractive images and engagingly written."—San Francisco Examiner

"With 17 authors each writing about the art of his or her own country, what distinguishes this book is that it is the first to present a Latin American perspective on the subject... A major overview of a vital contribution to modern art."—The Good Book Guide

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