The Legacy of Al-Andalus in Mexico: Mudejar Architecture
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AuthorLópez Guzmán, Rafael
MudejarMexicoAntonio de MendozaGuildsCarpentry
López Guzmán, R. The Legacy of Al-Andalus in Mexico: Mudejar Architecture. Arts 2018, 7, 30; doi:10.3390/arts7030030.
SponsorshipThis research was funded by Andalucía y América: Patrimonio Cultural y Relaciones Artísticas (HUM-806).
This article aims to approach the Mudejar architecture developed in Mexico during the 16th and 17th centuries. The subject has been little studied, although both general and specific contributions have been made by the author’s research group. At the methodological level, this study is based on the existing bibliography, as well as archive and field research which allow for an accurate scientific approach and results. The article analyzes the social and productive conditions in Mexico during the Viceregal period, along with the systematization carried by the Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, the guild ordinances and the architectural typologies. The perception of territory and the use of constructive models by the Viceregal authorities would justify the use of the Mudejar style as cultural and unity criteria.