Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico: The Casa de Montejo

1st Edition

C. Cody Barteet

Published June 19, 2019
Reference - 180 Pages - 65 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138585652 - CAT# K377113
Series: Visual Culture in Early Modernity


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This book investigates the Casa de Montejo and considers the role of the building’s Plateresque façade as a form of visual rhetoric that conveyed ideas about the individual and communal cultural identities in sixteenth-century Yucatán. C. Cody Barteet analyzes the façade within the complex colonial world in which it belongs, including in multicultural Yucatán and the transatlantic world. This contextualization allows for an examination of the architectural rhetoric of the façade, the design of which visualizes the contestations of autonomy and authority occurring among the colonial peoples.

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