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Atlas Peru / Bryce, Fernando., 2005

Identifier: CC-59875-10002931

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Scope and Contents

Book labeled 1932-1959: 128 pages; book labeled 1960-1967: 84 pages; book labeled 1968-1979: 118 pages; book labeled 1980-2001: 184 pages; book labeled Turissmo-El Dorado: 50 pages.Amazon .com: This is a five volume boxed set with close to five hundred illustrations. This is a pictorial work of ink drawings created from found images of advertising, newspapers, tourist brochures, and official prints. Exploring a wide-range of Peruvian life, culture, tourism, economics, politics and society. "I began the selection process in 1999 and finished in 2001. You can imagine how many images I must have seen. Now, there exist distinct criteria that define the working process. The perspective is predetermined by a search for emblematic images, by an idea that one has regarding a history. One comes with a pre-existing reading of the history although, in the physical moment of contact with the documents, the sensitive relationship with them may result in the modification of the selection criteria. For example, the publicity surrounding the emerging field of aviation in the 1930s linked to the indigenous-colonial discourse, as an image is fascinating." Atlas Peru is made up of 495 drawings on the history of Peru since the 1930s. It's a mixture of documentary archaeology, cultural critique and visual investigation into Peru's conflicting history. His inspiration includes political pamphlets, posters, flyers, newspaper articles and images, magazines and periodicals, tourist publications and correspondence. "Finally, the images of the "Atlas Peru" are images from the discourses of power that create a national mindset that is forever in discrepancy with the real development of things and correspond to them only from the standpoint of propaganda." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2005


0 See container summary (5 soft cover books + pages (offset) (564 pages) in slipcase (cardboard, silkscreen)) ; 23.5 x 17.3 x 5 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Lima, Ohio : Museo de Arte de Lima. Nationality of creator: Peruvian. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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