The Ibero-American Baroque

Edited by Beatriz de Alba-Koch

© 2022

The Baroque was the first truly global culture. The Ibero-American Baroque illuminates its dissemination, dynamism, and transformation during the early modern period on both sides of the Atlantic.

This collection of original essays focuses on the media, institutions, and technologies that were central to cultural exchanges in a broad early modern Iberian world, brought into being in the aftermath of the Spanish and Portuguese arrivals in the Americas. Focusing on the period from 1600 to 1825, these essays explore early modern Iberian architecture, painting, sculpture, music, sermons, reliquaries, processions, emblems, and dreams, shedding light on the Baroque as a historical moment of far-reaching and long-lasting importance.

Anchored in extensive, empirical research that provides evidence for understanding how the Baroque became globalized, The Ibero-American Baroque showcases the ways in which the Baroque has continued to define Latin American identities in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 360 pages
  • Illustrations: 82
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The Ibero-American Baroque is an interdisciplinary, empirically-grounded contribution to the understanding of cultural exchanges in the early modern Iberian world.

The Ibero-American Baroque

Edited by Beatriz de Alba-Koch

© 2022

The Baroque was the first truly global culture. The Ibero-American Baroque illuminates its dissemination, dynamism, and transformation during the early modern period on both sides of the Atlantic.

This collection of original essays focuses on the media, institutions, and technologies that were central to cultural exchanges in a broad early modern Iberian world, brought into being in the aftermath of the Spanish and Portuguese arrivals in the Americas. Focusing on the period from 1600 to 1825, these essays explore early modern Iberian architecture, painting, sculpture, music, sermons, reliquaries, processions, emblems, and dreams, shedding light on the Baroque as a historical moment of far-reaching and long-lasting importance.

Anchored in extensive, empirical research that provides evidence for understanding how the Baroque became globalized, The Ibero-American Baroque showcases the ways in which the Baroque has continued to define Latin American identities in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 360 pages
  • Illustrations: 82
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Beatriz de Alba-Koch is an associate professor of History and director of Latin American Studies at the University of Victoria.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Figures

    Introduction: The Ibero-American Baroque as the First Global Culture
    Beatriz de Alba-Koch

    Part 1. Painting, Sculpture, and Other Arts

    1. Transfers, Encounters, Innovations: The Church of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance in Ouro Preto
    Luís de Moura Sobral

    2. The Elevation of the Genre of “Shrine Paintings” in Peru
    Evonne Levy

    3. Baroque Reliquaries and Automatons as Representations of Eternal Life
    Enrique Fernández

    4. Marian Sculpture in Baroque Portuguese America 
    Maria Beatriz de Mello e Souza

    Part 2. Architecture

    5. Presence and Absence: The Holy House of Loreto in Ibero-America
    Clara Bargellini

    6. From Intimate to Infinite Presence: The Camarín at Tepotzotlán
    Ricardo Castro

    7. Passion in Motion: The Way of the Cross as Performance in New Spain
    Alena Robin

    Part 3. Music

    8. Music in Processions at the Jesuit Reducciones of Moxos and Chiquitos in Bolivia
    Piotr Nawrot

    9. Neapolitan Technology and Galant Style in a Novohispano Context: Eight Concerted Responsories by Ignacio Jerusalem
    Lucero Enríquez Rubio

    10. The Resonance of Sor Juana’s Villancicos in Spanish Cathedral Archives
    Aurelio Tello

    Part 4. Textual Continuities and Change

    11. Emblems and Wit in the Hispanic Baroque according to Baltasar Gracián
    Pablo Restrepo-Gautier

    12. The Baroque as Paradox: Novelty and Printed Courtly Sermons in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century New Spain
    Perla Chinchilla Pawling

    13. The Literary Dream in Querétaro: A Baroque Genre and Enlightenment Ideals in New Spain
    Beatriz de Alba-Koch

    Bibliography

    Contributors

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