Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative, Mellon Foundation

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  1. Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba
    According to national legend, Havana, Cuba, was founded under the shade of a ceiba tree whose branches sheltered the island's first Catholic mass and meeting of the town council (cabildo) in 1519. The founding site was first memorialized... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2016
    Paperback | £28.99
  2. Portable Borders
    After World War II, the concept of borders became unsettled, especially after the rise of subaltern and multicultural studies in the 1980s. Art at the U.S.-Mexico border came to a turning point at the beginning of that decade... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2016
    Paperback | £17.99
  3. Art Systems
    From currency and maps to heavily censored newspapers and television programming, Art Systems explores visual forms of critique and subversion during the height of Brazilian dictatorship, drawing sometimes surprising connections... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2016
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Rainforest Cowboys
    Winner, Brazil Section Book Award, Latin American Studies Association, 2016The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. Cuban Underground Hip Hop
    Honorable Mention, Barbara T. Christian Literary Award, Caribbean Studies Association, 2017In the wake of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, a key state ideology developed: racism was a systemic cultural issue that ceased to exist after... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2015
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  6. María Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo
    María Izquierdo (1902–1955) and Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) were the first two Mexican women artists to achieve international recognition. During the height of the Mexican muralist movement, they established successful careers... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2015
    Hardback | £52.00
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  7. Architectural Vessels of the Moche
    Elaborately decorated monumental architecture, royal tombs, and ritual human sacrifice have established the Moche of ancient Peru (AD 200–800) as a culturally rich and ideologically complex civilization. Because the Moche did... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2015
    Hardback | £52.00
  8. Maya Figurines
    Rather than view the contours of Late Classic Maya social life solely from towering temple pyramids or elite sculptural forms, this book considers a suite of small anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and supernatural figurative remains... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2014
    Hardback | £47.00
  9. The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico
    In the eighteenth century, New Spaniards (colonial Mexicans) so lauded their nuns that they developed a local tradition of visually opulent portraits, called monjas coronadas or “crowned nuns,” that picture their subjects... Learn More
    Published: 6th January 2014
    Hardback | £47.00
  10. Maya Ideologies of the Sacred
    As Spaniards built colonies in the New World, men of the cloth saw within ancient ruins and inhabited native towns great potential for easing the colonization effort. In the Yucatan, which is the locus of this study, Franciscan... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2013
    Hardback | £47.00
  11. The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall
    The pre-Hispanic Mixtec people of Mexico recorded political and religious history, including the biographies and genealogies of their rulers, in pictograms on hand-painted, screen-fold manuscripts known as codices. Functioning... Learn More
    Published: 31st May 2013
    Hardback | £52.00
  12. Dancing the New World
    Winner, Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize in Dance Research, 2014 Honorable Mention, Sally Banes Publication Prize, American Society for Theatre Research, 2014de la Torre Bueno® Special Citation, Society of Dance History Scholars,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
    Hardback | £47.00