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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41203 M
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
bur 554

Course Description

This seminar studies colonial Latin America through "objects," (including paintings, textiles, furniture, maps, architecture, scientific apparatus, handcrafts, mining technology) to gain new insights on the operations of colonial culture that textually based documents cannot capture. Students will write a final paper, either historiographical or of original research on a set of objects.

Topics covered (partial list): 1. Altars 2. Animals 3. Astronomical Instruments 4. Books 5. Carts-Transportation 6. Churches 7. Cities 8. Clothing 9. Convents 10. Furniture 11. Gardens 12. Landscapes 13. Libraries 14. Maps 15. Mining Instruments 16. Music 17. Navigation (ships) 18. Palaces 19. Plants I (cochineal) 20. Plants II (chocolate) 21. Plazas 22. Pueblos 23. Quipus 24. Reliquaries


Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Art of Colonial Latin America Samuel Edgerton, Theaters of Conversion Richard Kagan, Urban Images of the Hispanic World, 1492-1793 Jaime Lara, City Stage and Temple. Ilona Katzew, Casta Painting Barbara Mundy: The Mapping of New Spain Joseph Rischel. ed., The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 Arnold Bauer, Goods, Power, History: Latin America┬┤s Material Culture


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