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ART MILLENAIRE DES AMERIQUES: DE LA DECOUVERTE A L'ADMIRATION, 1492-1992 (Millennial Art of the Americas: From Discovery to Admiration, 1492-1992). Octavio Paz et al. Musee Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, 1992. 382 pp. with 308 ills. (289 col.). 33 x 30 cm. ISBN 2881040268 In French.
Presents excellent reproductions of 148 objects (many previously unpublished) drawn from the museum's collection of Pre-Columbian works from Mexico, Central America, Peru and the Amazon region, including ceramic vessels, stone figurines, textiles and a small number of artifacts in copper or wood. Brief individual commentaries on the works are preceded by nine substantial essays (illustrated with photographs of many related pieces, archaeological sites and monuments) that discuss Columbus's voyages, the conquests of Mexico and Peru, and the art and architecture of the featured regions. Please note that a Spanish-language edition of this title is available (see Worldwide 900129).
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 023833
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