History of Art


HART0154: Locating Latin American Art: Mexico at the British Museum - Summer reading list

Recommended textbook:

Mary Ellen Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, 6th edition (Thames and Hudson, 2019)


General summer reading:

Geismar, Hiady. “The Art of Anthropology: Questioning Contemporary Art in Ethnographic Display.” In The International Handbooks of Museum Studies, edited by Kylie Message and Andrea Witcomb, 1: Museum Theory: 183–210. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2015.

Gillespie, Susan D, Rosemary A Joyce, and Project Muse. Things in Motion: Object Itineraries in Anthropological Practice, 2015.

Jansen, Maarten E. R. G. N., and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez. Time and the Ancestors: Aztec and Mixtec Ritual Art. The Early Americas: History and Culture, volume 5. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Lowenthal, David. The Past Is a Foreign Country. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Restall, Matthew. When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History. First edition. New York, NY: ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.


Summer reading (novels):

Garro, Elena. Recollections of things to come. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969.

Melville, Pauline. The Ventriloquist’s Tale. Paperback ed. London: Bloomsbury, 1998.