Colonial Architecture and Modern Art: American Tourists and the Invention of Taxco
In a 1931 book on Taxco, one of Mexico's most famous art historians noted that “Nature and man have worked together to create a town that has everything of interest for a cultured tourist: beautiful landscapes, delightful climate, artistic first-class works and typical corners where the dreaming and romantic spirit of legendary Mexico seems to be hidden.” Art historian James Oles explores the invention of Taxco as an arts colony and travel destination in the 1930s, even before the successful silver industry launched by William Spratling and his followers.
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