New books in the Latin American collection

Hamon recently received a small but focused collection of books on Latin American art from John Lunsford, former curator of the Dallas Museum of Art and former Adjunct Associate Professor in Art History at SMU. Most of these books are in English or Spanish, and several are on colonial Latin American art and architecture, and Indian art and artifacts. To browse these books in the library catalog, please see this list of titles.  Below is a selection of them.

Caso, Alfonso. La cerámica de Monte AlbánNK4032.P8 C28 1967, Hamon

In the early twentieth century, Caso did extensive archaeological research on the pre-Columbian site, Monte Albán, in the Valley of Oaxaca in southern Mexico and on the Zapotec culture. This book highlights ceramic works from this site.

Kennedy Troya, Alexandra and Alfonso Ortiz Crespo. Convento de San Diego de Quito : historia y restauración.  BX2573.Q576 K46 1982, Hamon

This convent in Quito was built by the Franciscan monks in the 17th-century baroque style. In addition to giving the history of this convent, the authors of this book also include chapters on the architecture, and the colonial painting and sculpture in the collection.

Moya Rubio, Víctor José.  La vivienda indígena de México y del mundo.  F1219.3.D9 M69 1984, Hamon

Moya Rubo examines several types of Indian dwellings in Mexico. In his discussion of the architecture, he provides information on materials, plans and elevations.

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