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Héctor Olea
Héctor Olea, a Mexican architect, art critic, writer, and translator, serves as the International Center for the Arts of the America's (ICAA) Publications and Translations Editor.
Olea, Héctor
Olea, Héctor
United States of America
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Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
The following excerpt is from the introduction to O Brasil na América: Caracterização da formação brasileira, which Manoel Bomfim wrote in 1925 and published in 1929 ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
French anarchist and writer Charles Malato de Corné (1857–1938) wrote this brief article on Latin America for the inaugural issue of Les Annales de la Jeunesse Laïque, the official journal for the French youth ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
In this second excerpt from Males de origem [Rio de Janeiro: H. Garnier, Livreiro-Editor, 1905], Bomfim rallies for a holistic educational system ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
In this letter to King Philip II of Spain, Lope de Aguirre (c. 1510–1561)—a Spanish conquistador of Basque extraction who is best remembered for his extreme brutality and treachery in colonial Spanish America ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Charles (Carlos) Calvo (1824–1906) was an Argentinean jurist who served as Paraguay’s chargé d’affaires to the courts of France and England ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
In what is also known as the Basel epistola, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (c. 1451–1506) describes to King Ferdinand of Spain the islands and peoples he encountered during his initial journey across the Atlantic Ocean ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
THE WIDE RANGE OF DOCUMENTS amassed in this comprehensive chapter reflect the shifts and continuities in thought as well as the various agendas that informed writings relating to the “discovery,” “invention,” and finally the construct of “Latin” America. Some of these sources help to dispel long-standing stereotypes; others point to the sheer...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
This first volume of the Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art series published by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents 168 crucial texts written by influential artists, critics, curators, journalists, and intellectuals whose writings shed light on questions relating to what it means to be "Latin American" and/or "Latino."

Reinforced within a critical framework, the documents address converging issues, including: the construct of "Latin-ness" itself; the persistent longing for a continental identity; notions of Pan–Latin Americanism; the emergence of collections and exhibitions devoted specifically to "Latin American” or "Latino" art; and multicultural critiques of Latin American and Latino essentialism. The selected documents, many of which have never before been published in English, span from the late fifteenth century to the present day. They encompass key protagonists of this comprehensive history as well as unfamiliar figures, revealing previously unknown facets of the questions and issues at play. The book series complements the thousands of seminal documents now available through the ICAA Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art digital archive. Together they establish a much-needed intellectual foundation for the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of art produced in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.
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Print publication date April 2012 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300146974
EISBN 9780300246117
Print Status in print