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Title The Getty Murúa : essays on the making of Martín de Murúa's "Historia general del Piru," J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16 / edited by Thomas B.F. Cummins and Barbara Anderson.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : Published by the Getty Research Institute, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    985.01 GET    Available
Description vii, 187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
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Note "This volume is published to coincide with the exhibition The Marvel and Measure of Peru: Three Centuries of Visual History, 1550-1880, held at the Getty Research Institute, 8 July-19 October 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index.
Contents The making of Murúa's Historia general del Piru / Rolena Adorno and Ivan Boserup -- Murúa's two manuscripts: a comparison / Juan M. Ossio -- Censorship and approbation in Murúa's Historia general del Piru / Rolena Adorno -- Colors, textiles, and artistic production in Murúa's Historia general del Piru / Elena Phipps, Nancy Turner, and Karen Trentelman -- The images in Murúa's Historia general del Piru : an art historical study / Thomas B.F. Cummins.
Summary "Of the three extant illustrated manuscripts chronicling the history of the Inca empire and early Spanish rule in the Andes, two are by the Mercedarian friar Martin de Murua, who probably arrived in Peru in the 1570s. His Historia del origen, y genealogia real de los reyes ingas del Piru (1590) and Historia general del Piru (1616) drew on the author's experiences among the indigenous peoples and colonial officials of viceregal Peru as well as on accounts by other Spanish writers and the talents of several Andean illustrators. The Historia general - now known as the Getty Murua - comprises thirty-eight hand-colored images, most depicting Inca kings and queens, and nearly four hundred folios of beautifully calligraphed text. The essays gathered in this volume focus not only on the manuscript's physical components - quires and watermarks, scripts and pigments - but also on its relation to Inca textiles, European portraits, Murua's other manuscript, and the intellectual and social context that gave rise to but did not publish his Historia general. The Getty Murua provides a complex and original analysis of the creation and fate of this early modern historical and artistic treasure."-- Book Jacket.
Subject Murúa, Martín de. Historia general del Piru.
Ludwig, Peter, 1925-1996 -- Art collections.
J. Paul Getty Museum.
Peru -- History -- To 1548.
Peru -- History -- Conquest, 1522-1548.
Manuscripts, Spanish American -- California -- Los Angeles.
Added Author Cummins, Tom, 1949- editor.
Anderson, Barbara (Barbara Christine), 1947- editor.
ISBN 9780892368945
9780892368952 (boxed set)
0892368950 (boxed set)

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