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Author Schuessler, Michael Karl.

Title Foundational arts : mural painting and missionary theater in New Spain / Michael K. Schuessler
Published Tucson, Arizona : The University of Arizona Press, 2013
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Contents Introduction. Texts and contexts: 'bookish' architecture, mural painting, and theatricality in colonial Mexico -- Toward a literature of foundations. Indo-Christian literature: renascent genres -- Ethno-dramatic performances in pre-Hispanic Mexico: rite, theater or spiritual performance? -- Nahuatl missionary theater -- Renascent genres in New Spain. The evangelization of the imaginary: catechesis and education in New Spain -- Mural painting in New Spain: a singular artistic expression -- Iconography and evangelization. New World iconology -- The Augustinian monastery at San Miguel Itzmiquilpan -- Itzmiquilpan's pictorial program and the 'Service codex' -- The Last Judgment: mural painting and missionary theater. Franciscan and Augustinian millennialism -- Andrés de Olmos's El Juicio Final (the Last Judgment): New Spain's first religious drama -- The mural cycle at San Nicolás Actopan -- Final considerations -- Appendix: The Last Judgment, attributed to fray Andrés de Olmos
Summary "Foundational Arts examines how the relationships between mural painting and missionary theater became a transcultural process for mass conversion of Native populations to Christianity. Schuessler studies the New World expressions of dramatic and plastic arts and how they became the tools of European friars to Christianize Native peoples and ultimately create a new literary and artistic tradition"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "This book is a translation, with modifications, of Artes de fundació́n: Teatro evangelizador y pintura mural en la Nueva España, by Michael K. Schuessler."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes "This book is a translation, with modifications, of Artes de fundación: Teatro evangelizador y pintura mural en la Nueva España, by Michael K. Schuessler."
A print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Mexico -- History -- 16th century
Arts and religion -- Mexico -- History -- 16th century.
Evangelistic work -- Mexico -- History -- 16th century.
Indians of Mexico -- Missions -- History -- 16th century.
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican -- 16th century.
Religious drama -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Martínez Vega, Leonardo.
ISBN 0816599130 (electronic bk.)
1306077206 (electronic bk.)
9780816599134 (electronic bk.)
9781306077200 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Artes de fundación. English