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Art, Architecture, and Theater

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195307566
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195307569.003.0008
 Art, Architecture, and Theater

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The visual presentations of the new religion were found mainly in the colonial art and architecture of Christian churches. Workshops functioned as places where native artisans could learn the new motifs that were current in places of worship. Jesuit schools, following the European tradition of Jesuit Theatre, enacted plays that provided entertainment but were didactic as well.

Keywords: colonial art; colonial architecture; native artisans; Jesuit theatre

Chapter.  8478 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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