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  • Front MatterSource: Art Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, Latin American Art (Winter, 1992), pp. 1-108Published by: College Art AssociationStable URL: .Accessed: 14/06/2014 20:28

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    at EI0.T Gallery & Retail Art Administration

    Museum Studies: Applied Arts

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    FIT., located in the heart of Manhattan, is a specialized college under the program of the State University of New York.

    The college offers three graduate pro- grams: Gallery and Retail Art Administra- tion; Museum Studies: Applied Arts; and Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles. In all programs, FIT. takes advantage of the cultural richness of New York-its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and professional and industrial resources- to create curricula in which the scholarly and the pragmatic have their place and strike a balance between the academic and the applied.

    Gallery and Retail Art Administration offers professional training in the special- ized skills required by the art market. The curriculum concentrates on the private art market as it relates to careers in art galleries, auction houses, establish- ments dealing in antiques and objects, and related businesses in the sale and exchange of art. While addressing the relationship between art objects and the practical world, the curriculum calls upon the strengths of the history courses from the Museum Studies program.

    The Museum Studies curricula are structured to develop professionals with interdisciplinary backgrounds in conserva- tion, preservation, historical research, and historical styles. The tightly interwoven pair of M.A. programs offers a choice between studies centered on costume and textiles or on the applied (i.e., decorative) arts. Within both, students have the further option of pursuing either a curato- rial or a conservation emphasis.

    The tuition for full-time students who qualify as New York State residents is $4,000.00 per academic year; for non- residents, $7,316.00 per academic year. Limited tuition assistance is available. FIT. is an equal opportunity institution.

    For further information please call or write:

    Office of Graduate Studies, Room E315 Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992 (212) 760-7714

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  • Published bi College Art Association

    ff inter 1992 lol. 51 No. 4

    Guest Editors Shifra M11. Goldman

    and Luis Carnnitzer

    art journal

    Latin American Art Executive Editor Lenore Malen

    Managing Editor Virginia Wageman Editor M. E. D. Laing Reviews Editor Ann Lee Morgan Associate Editor/Advertising Nancy B. Rotenier

    Design Harakawa Sisco Production Russell Hassell Editorial Board Judith K. Brodsky, Cynthia Carlson, Samella Lewis, Irving Sandler, Gerald Silk, Robert Storr, Paul Tucker, Martha Wilson

    Art Journal (ISSN 0004-3249) is published quar- terly by College Art Association, Inc., 275 Seventh

    Ave., New York, NY 10001. Copyright ? 1992

    College Art Association, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the contents may be reproduced with- out the written permission of the publisher. Second-class postage paid at New York, NY, and at additional mailing offices. Printed by Waverly Press, Easton, Maryland.

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    Correspondence for Art Journal should be ad- dressed to the Executive Editor at the College Art Association. Because each issue of Art Journal is

    organized thematically under the editorial direc- tion of a designated guest editor, unsolicited

    manuscripts cannot be accepted. Letters to the editor will be considered for publication, provided they are 500 words or less.

    Advertising information and rates are available from the CAA office, 212/691-1051.

    COVER: Juan Francisco Elso, Por Am6rica (detail). See p. 36, fig. 5.


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    Recent Latin American Art: Herman Braun-Vega, Guillermo G6mez- Pefia, Marina Gutierrez, Patricia Israel, Ricardo Rodriguez Brey, Nelbia Romero, Jonas dos Santos, John Valadez, Carlos Zerpa, edited by Luis Camnitzer 6

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    The Columbus Quincentenary and Latin American Art: A Critical Evaluation Shifra M. Goldman and Luis Camnitzer 16

    Translating 1492: Mexico's and Spain's First National Celebrations of the "Discovery" of the Americas Oscar E. Vdzquez 21

    Africa in the Art of Latin America Gerardo Mosquera 30

    The Virgin of Guadalupe: Symbol of Conquest or Liberation? Jeanette Favrot Peterson 39

    "Civilizing" Rio de Janeiro: Four Centuries of Conquest through Architecture David Underwood 48

    Postmodern Disalignments and Realignments of the Center/ Periphery Nelly Richard 57

    Beyond "the Fantastic": Framing Identity in U.S. Exhibitions of Latin American Art Mari Carmen Ramirez 60

    Recapturing History: The (Un)official Story in Centemporary Latin American Art Susana Torruella Leval 69

    exhibtion eview

    Gertrude Kaisebier; Helen Levitt, reviewed by Gretchen Garner 83

    Chiefly Feasts, reviewed by Allen Wardwell 91

    Sbookml rviews

    Albert Boime, The Magisterial Gaze; Elizabeth Johns, American Genre Painting; John Wilmerding, American Views, reviewed by David Tatham 95 Norma Broude, Impressionism; Hollis Clayson, Painted Love; Richard Kendall and Griselda Pollock, eds., Dealing with Degas, reviewed by Eunice Lipton 99

    Timothy W. Luke, Shows of Force; Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine, eds., Exhibiting Cultures; Philip Fisher, Making and Effacing Art, reviewed by Howard Risatti 103

    Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, ed., Part of the Climate, reviewed by Alan Michael Parker lo6

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    With more than 100 illustrations, most in color, Crosscurrents of Modernism follows-in Spanish and English-the biographical and artistic paths of four pioneers, Joaquin Tornes-Garcfa, Wilfredo Lam, Matta, and Diego Rivera. Their fusion of Latin American themes with the visual or formalist aspects of modernism affected the global development of modernist and postmodernist art. Like many other expatriates in Europe, these four artists at first embraced already defined modernist styles-Cubism, Neoplasticism, Surrealism-but then, turning toward their homes, redefined them in different ways. 93 color, 35 b&w illus. 336 pp. Cloth: 1-56098-205-5 $60.00 Paper: 1-56098-206-3 $29.95

    NOBLE HERITAGE Five Centuries of Portraits from the Hosokawa Family Jared Lubarsky Introduction by Alan Fern This book features sixteen portraits and such objects as tea instruments, armor, and Noh costumes owned by the influential house of Hosokawa, which played an illustrious role in Japanese history from the family's beginning in the 14th century, as vassals to the Ashikaga shogunate, to the present. 36 color, 12 b&w illus. 112 pp. Paper: 1-56098-209-8 $19.95

    GATHERED VISIONS Selected Works by African American Women Artists Robert L. Hall Foreword by Steven C. Newsome Gathered Visions brings together works by 15 District of Columbia women artists whose variety of styles, palettes, and forms express individual visions within the context of African American life and history. 32 color, 1 tritone, 20 b&w illus. 64 pp. Paper: 1-56098-106-7 $14.95

    FACES OF AMERICA Photographs by Pablo Delano With an introductory essay by Robert Coles This collection of more than 100 duotone portraits of Americans of all ages and ethnic backgrounds and from every region of the country forms a visual sampler of American faces at the end of the twentieth century. 118 duotones 144 pp. Paper: 1-56098-179-2 $24.95

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    MARIA Photographs by Lee Friedlander Friedlander, well-known for his photographs of jazz musicians, cityscapes, and nudes, turns his camera to an in-depth series of portraits of his wife taken throughout their married life, revealing an intensely personal, little-known aspect of this brilliant innovator's work. 30 b&w illus. 60 pp. Paper: 1-56098-207-1 $15.95

    THE ART OF THE CONSERVATOR Edited by Andrew Oddy Experts directly involved in the conservation of eleven important works of art in varying media (metal, wood, glass, ceramics, painting, textiles) describe the fusing of technology, art history, and craftsmanship involved in conserving such works as a Leonardo da Vinci cartoon, Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the Piranesi vase, the Sutton Hoo helmet, and other objects. 50 color, 120 b&w illus. 208 pp. Cloth: 1-56098-229-2 $39.95

    PHOTO STORY Selected Letters and Photographs of Lewis W. Hine Edited by Daile Kaplan Foreword by Berenice Abbott Hine (1874-1940), an American photographer whose name is synonymous with images of the human condition, developed the "photo story" concept and successfully captured the reality behind significant social issues of the early 20th century-immigrants at Ellis Island, child laborers, European war refugees, and industrial workers. These letters reveal Hine's methodology and his pioneering efforts in photojournalism. 26 b&w illus. 256 pp. Cloth: 1-56098-169-5 $34.95

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    Only Connect,... Art and the Spectator in the Italian Renaissance John Shearman

    John Shearman makes a plea for a more engaged reading of art works of the Italian Renaissance, one that will recognize the presuppositions of Renaissance artists about their viewers. His book is the first attempt to construct a history of those Renaissance paintings and sculptures that are by design completed outside themselves in or by the spectator, that embrace the spectator into their narrative plot or aesthetic functioning, and that reposition the spectator imaginatively or in time and space. The A. W Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Bollingen Series Over 230 illustrations, 26 in color. Cloth: $49.50 ISBN 0-691-09972-3

    The Mediation

    of Ornament

    Oleg Grabar In this richly illustrated book Oleg Grabar not only shares a veteran art

    historian's love for the sheer sensuality of Islamic ornamentation, but also uses this art to show how omrnament in general enables a direct, immediate

    encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects, ranging from

    recently discovered frontispieces in Yemen to tilework in the Alhambra, and compares them to Westemrn examples, treating all pieces as testimony of the

    work, life, thought, and emotion experienced in one society. From this discussion ornament emerges as a consistent intermediary between viewers

    and artistic works throughout time. The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

    Bollingen Series Over 220 illustrations, 23 in color.

    Cloth: $49.50 ISBN 0-691-04099-0

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    The Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    American Drawinjs and Watercolors Carol Clark

    Maurice Prendergast's Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook, a book of 140 sketches he made in Paris in the 1890s, and four of his drawings from the early 1900s are the highlights of Robert Lehman's collection of American drawings and watercolors. Mr. Lehman also acquired a book of sketches of Robert Henri's trip to Spain in 1906; a sketchbook of David Levine's from 1960; and several other twentieth-century drawings and watercolors, by James McNeill Whistler, Charles Prendergast, George Luks, William Glackens, James Preston, and other American artists. The Robert Lehman Collection Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Coordinator Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 443 illustrations, with 52 in full color and 337 duotones. Cloth: $90.00 ISBN 0-691-03208-4




    Maurice Prendergast, Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lehman Collection.

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