The Vistas project seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas website offers access in English and Spanish to a small part of the project, with a gallery of low-resolution color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture.

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The entire Vistas project is available on DVD. It offers: a gallery of over 300 high-resolution images that can be annotated and shared; libraries of primary documents, historic photographs, maps and a timeline. To order, please contact the University of Texas Press.

- Dr. Dana Leibsohn, Smith College, Massachusetts - Dr. Barbara Mundy, Fordham University, New York


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Copyright 2005, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820., 2005.