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Maiolica Olé: Spanish and Mexican Decorative Traditions Featuring the Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art

Florence C. Lister
Robert H. Lister

Featuring the fine collection of seventeenth- to nineteenth-century Spanish and Mexican maiolica at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, this book explores and celebrates Spanish traditional ceramics of Old and New Spain. Renowned ceramic expert Florence C. Lister and archaeologist Robert H. Lister studies 144 examples of historical maiolica in what is the first study of its kind tracing the decorative styles, influences, and innovations in a ceramic tradition that is almost a millennium old.


For four decades Florence C. Lister has been involved with ceramic studies throughout the Southwest and the Spanish world. Her late husband, Robert H. Lister, was a renowned archaeologist. Together the two coauthored many books including Sixteenth-Century Maiolica Pottery in the Valley of Mexico and Andalusian Ceramics in Spain and New Spain: A Cultural Register from the Third Century B.C. to 1700.


"The book presents 144 pieces from the Museum of New Mexico's ceramics collection, tracing the development of majolica in Spain and colonial Mexico from the 17th to the 19th century. This richly illustrated volume will be equally at home in the specialist's library and on the coffee table."



Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

9 x 10.5 in. 176 pages 160 plates