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MADE IN THE AMERICAS: THE NEW WORLD DISCOVERS ASIA. Dennis Carr et al. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 160 pp. with 104 ills. (103 col.). 27 x 21 cm. LC 2015-934490 ISBN 9780878468126 In English.
Reveals the overlooked history of Asia's profound influence on the arts of the colonial Americas, featuring objects from across the hemisphere and spanning the 17th to the early 19th centuries, such as folding screens made in Mexico in imitation of imported Japanese and Chinese screens; blue-and-white talavera ceramics copied from Chinese porcelains; luxuriously woven textiles, made to replicate fine silks and cottons from China and India; devotional statues that adapt Buddhist gods into Christian saints; and "japanned" furniture produced in Boston that simulates Asian lacquer finishes.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — United States — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 73,02,04,22
Worldwide Number: 036713
Hardcover $50.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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