Across the Pacific: Art and the Manila Galleons

Across the Pacific: Art and the Manila Galleons

Edited by Clement Onn, Alan Chong, Benjamin Chiesa

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789811892066

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Across the Pacific: Art and the Manila Galleons explores the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade, which connected Asia to the Americas from 1565 to 1815. Fourteen essays by leading international scholars examine different aspects of the trade, from the impact of New World silver on the global economy to how Christianity influenced the production of new art forms in Asia and Mexico. Many of the objects featured are cross-cultural, serving as tangible manifestations of the centuries-old exchange of people, ideas, materials, and techniques between continents.

This publication accompanies the exhibition Manila Galleon: From Asia to the Americas, held at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, from 16 November 2023 to 17 March 2024.


Publisher: Asian Civilisations Museum
Authors: Clement Onn, William R. Sargent, Alan Chong, Sonia Ocaña-Ruiz, Cuauhtémoc Villamar, Iván Valdez-Bubnov, Yoshie Kojima, Abraham Villavicencio, Helen Persson Swain, Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, Circe Henestrosa, Roberto E. Junco, Karina H. Corrigan
Language: English
Country of Origin: Singapore
Page count: 240
Binding: Hardcover
Search words: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore national collection, Asian art, cross-cultural art, trade art, Spanish art, Mexican art, Philippine art, Chinese art, Japanese art, Indian art, Chrisian art, indigenous art, global trade, Pacific trade, ceramics, porcelain, silk, textiles, lacquerware, fashion
Pub Date: March 2024

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