This is another good brochure of the dynamic Historical Institute of the University of Potosí (see HAHR, Feb., 1961). The monograph is based on excellent primary sources. It is a valuable new contribution to the much needed Bolivian social history. Chacón shows that even during the very decline of Potosí (“su más completa decadencia”) there was a healthy creative spirit among the mestizo and criollo artisans. It also shows that independence did not bring a radical break in colonial artistic forms—there was hardly any change. The young Chacón has written a truly splendid monograph. He has also resurrected from complete oblivion a great number of able artistic artisans.
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Book Review| May 01 1962
Arte republicano en Potosí
Arte republicano en Potosí. By Chacón, Mario.
Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas.
Universidad Tomás Frías. Series IV : Arte. Cuaderno No. 4. . Pp.
Hispanic American Historical Review (1962) 42 (2): 286.
Arte republicano en Potosí. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 1962; 42 (2): 286. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-42.2.286
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