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California Mexicana : missions to murals, 1820-1930 /

by Manthorne, Katherine [editor.]; Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.) [organizer,]; Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Project).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Laguna Beach, California] : Laguna Art Museum in association with University of California Press, [2017]Description: 327 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780520296367; 0520296362.Subject(s): California -- In art -- Exhibitions | Art and society -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions | Art and society -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | California -- Civilization -- 19th century -- Exhibitions | California -- Civilization -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Mexico -- Civilization -- Exhibitions | ART -- Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions -- Group Shows | ART -- American -- Hispanic American | ART -- American -- General | ART -- History -- General | HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY) | ART -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945) | Exhibition catalogs | History
Contents:
Foreword / Malcolm Warner -- Introduction / Katherine Manthorne -- The arts at the California missons : clusters of meaning / Clara Bargellini -- Mexican California, 1821-1848 : Californios, rancheros, vaqueros / Katherine Manthorne -- "Humanity is varied" : images of California, 1846-1856 / Alberto Nulman Magidin -- Hispanizing early California art / Katherine Manthorne -- Pan-American picturesque : railroad travel & artistic tourism, 1870-1910 / Katherine Manthorne -- "The treasures of sentiment, the charms of romance, and the riches of history" : artisits' views of California's missons / Michael Komanecky -- Picturing produce and plenty / Katherine Manthorne -- "Each of us will revolt according to his own temperment" : Mexican art in California during the Revolution years / Alberto Nulman Magidin -- Nexus Los Angeles : Mexico in the L.A. art world, 1925-1939 / Katherine Manthorne.
Summary: "California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930 asks how Mexico became California. The project moves backward in time, establishing the foundations upon which modern artists built. Mapping practices, pictures of manners and customs, landscape paintings, and illustrated civic documents all played significant roles in encouraging inhabitants to apprehend the distinctive qualities of their surroundings and themselves. This book charts the ways in which Mexico and California engaged in this performing of place through the visual arts"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: AMERICAN ADVENTURES | Hispanic Heritage
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Following the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848), lands that had for centuries belonged to New Spain, and later to Mexico, were transformed into the thirty-first state in the United States. This process was facilitated by visual artists, who forged distinct pictorial motifs and symbols to establish the state's new identity. This collective cultural inheritance of the Spanish and Mexican periods forms a central current of California history but has been only sparingly studied by cultural and art historians. California Mexicana focuses for the first time on the range and vitality of artistic traditions growing out of the unique amalgam of Mexican and American culture that evolved in Southern California from 1820 through 1930. A study of these early regional manifestations provides the essential matrix out of which emerge later art and cultural issues. Featuring painters, printmakers, photographers, and mapmakers from both sides of the border, this collection demonstrates how they made the Mexican presence visible in their art. This beautifully illustrated catalogue addresses two key areas of inquiry: how Mexico became California, and how the visual arts reflected the shifting identity that grew out of that transformation.<br> <br> Published in association with the Laguna Art Museum, and as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.<br> <br> Exhibition dates:<br> Laguna Art Museum: October 15, 2017-January 14, 2018

Published in conjunction with the exhibition California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930, presented at Laguna Art Museum from October 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018.

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"California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930 asks how Mexico became California. The project moves backward in time, establishing the foundations upon which modern artists built. Mapping practices, pictures of manners and customs, landscape paintings, and illustrated civic documents all played significant roles in encouraging inhabitants to apprehend the distinctive qualities of their surroundings and themselves. This book charts the ways in which Mexico and California engaged in this performing of place through the visual arts"-- Provided by publisher.

"California Mexicana is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching project and ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles"--Preliminary page.

Includes bibliographical references (page 317) and index.

Foreword / Malcolm Warner -- Introduction / Katherine Manthorne -- The arts at the California missons : clusters of meaning / Clara Bargellini -- Mexican California, 1821-1848 : Californios, rancheros, vaqueros / Katherine Manthorne -- "Humanity is varied" : images of California, 1846-1856 / Alberto Nulman Magidin -- Hispanizing early California art / Katherine Manthorne -- Pan-American picturesque : railroad travel & artistic tourism, 1870-1910 / Katherine Manthorne -- "The treasures of sentiment, the charms of romance, and the riches of history" : artisits' views of California's missons / Michael Komanecky -- Picturing produce and plenty / Katherine Manthorne -- "Each of us will revolt according to his own temperment" : Mexican art in California during the Revolution years / Alberto Nulman Magidin -- Nexus Los Angeles : Mexico in the L.A. art world, 1925-1939 / Katherine Manthorne.

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