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Building the Spanish Americas: from Classical Architecture to the Bohío

November 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free to attend.
A massive stone cathedral conveying political and economic power. A palm-thatched single-family home providing agency to the working-class. Dr. Luis Javier Cuesta and Dr. Paul Neill will discuss how these contrasting types of buildings are key to understanding the complexities of colonial Latin America’s built environment.
Paul Niell – Associate Professor, Art History, Florida State University
Luis Javier Cuesta – Professor, Art History, Universidad Iberoamericana
Funding provided by:
The College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts & School of Architecture.
Paul Niell (Florida state University) – Dr Neill is Associate Professor in the Art History Department at Florida State University, where he teaches and researches Art of the Spanish Americas with an emphasis on the material culture of the African Diaspora, especially that of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean region. He holds a Ph. D. from the University of New Mexico and is the author of Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba: Classicism and Dissonance on the Plaza de Armas of Havana, 1754-1828, published by UT Press in 2015.
Luis Javier Cuesta (Universidad Iberoamericana) – Dr. Cuesta is the Director of the Humanities and Communication Division at Universidad in Mexico City, where he is also Professor of Art History. He holds a Ph. D. from Universidad de Salamanca and is the author of Arquitectura del Renacimiento en Nueva España: Claudio de Arciniega, maestro mayor de la obra de la Iglesia Catedral de esta Ciudad de México, and Ut Architecturapoesis. Relaciones entre arquitectura y literatura en la Nueva España durante el siglo XVII, Universidad Iberoamericana in 2009 y 2013.
Feature Image Credit: Unknown Artist, The Construction of the Towel of Babel, Perú, ca. 1770, Oil on canvas, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase, 2018


November 11, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm