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THE ANCIENT AMERICAS: ART FROM SACRED LANDSCAPES. Ed. by Richard F. Townsend. Art Institute of Chicago, 1992. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 398 pp. with 451 ills. (219 col.). 31 x 23 cm. LC 92-21869 ISBN 3791311883 In English.
Exploring the integrated visions of society and nature fundamental to the Mimbres, Olmec, Aztec, Inca, Maya and other Pre-Columbian civilizations, this well-illustrated catalogue presents a major study of the art and architecture produced by ancient cultures throughout the Americas, documenting an impressive array of nearly 300 works that includes ceramic vessels and ritual figures, monumental sculptures in stone, masks, pictorial codices, textiles and other objects. Twenty-four substantial essays examine important archaeological sites and consider the featured artifacts from historical, aesthetic and anthropological points of view, discussing such topics as Pre-Columbian images of time, the representation of nature in classic Maya art and architecture, and the elaborate cosmological imagery of ancient Peruvian textiles.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,10,17
Worldwide Number: 023744
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