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GUAMAN POMA DE AYALA: THE COLONIAL ART OF AN ANDEAN AUTHOR. Mercedes Lopez-Baralt et al. Americas Society, New York, 1992. 114 pp. (one foldout) with 87 ills. (8 col.). 30 x 23 cm. LC 91-78033 ISBN 1879128047 In English.
Examining a remarkable 1200-page manuscript written around 1615 by native Andean Guaman Poma in the form of a petition to King Philip III of Spain, this catalogue presents illustrations of some 50 of the nearly 400 drawings produced by the author to accompany his massive text, which outlines the history of the Andean people, describes the abuses suffered under the Spanish colonizers and offers proposals for reform. Six scholarly essays consider the manuscript from diverse perspectives, discussing such topics as the complex iconography of its expressive line drawings, the European engravings and literary texts with which Guaman Poma may have been familiar, and the art and culture of Peru in the early colonial period.
Artist(s):Guaman Poma de Ayala, Felipe
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Peru — 1600-1800 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054652
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