This unique guide gives an understanding of art history through a critical reading of the field’s most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries. More than 30 readings from a diverse collection of writers focus on key issues such as aesthetics, style, history as an art, iconography, gender, modernity and postmodernity, deconstruction, and museology. 70 photos, 13 in color.
- Mexico is a country steeped in a rich cultural heritage with a varied landscape and a vibrant fusion of styles evident in its architecture, interiors, and design. This combination of seductive photography and incisive text lays before us the exquisite treasures of Mexican architecture and design. From simple rural adobe dwellings and ornately decorated churches to deluxe seaside retreats and high-tech modern structures, it explores the evolution of Mexican style from the traditional structures of ancient civilizations to cutting-edge-projects from today’s most influential designers.