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The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes

Author: Richard F Townsend; Art Institute of Chicago.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; et al
Publisher: Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago : Munich : Prestel Verlag ; New York, N.Y. : Distribution of the hardcover ed. by Neues Pub. Co., ©1992.
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A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are  Read more...
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Ancient Americas.
Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago : Munich : Prestel Verlag ; New York, N.Y. : Distribution of the hardcover ed. by Neues Pub. Co., c1992
(OCoLC)645860752
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Townsend; Art Institute of Chicago.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; et al
ISBN: 0865591040 9780865591042 3791311883 9783791311883
OCLC Number: 26095624
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and shown at the Art Institute, Oct. 10, 1992-Jan. 3, 1993; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 4-Apr. 18, 1993; and the Los Anglees County Museum of Art, June 6-Aug. 15, 1993.
Description: 397 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Principles and themes --
Introduction: landscape and symbol / Richard F. Townsend --
Pre-Columbian images of time / Anthony F. Aveni --
The persistence of Maya tradition in Zinacantan / Evon Z. Vogt --
Mankind and the earth in America and Europe / Vincent Scully --
The Southwest --
Mimbres art: form and imagery / J.J. Brody --
The architecture of the ancient Southwest / Stephen H. Lekson --
Mesoamerica --
Order and nature in Olmec art / Beatriz de la Fuente --
The natural world as civic metaphor at Teotihuacan / Esther Pasztory --
The beginnings of preclassic Maya art and architecture / Juan Antonio Valdes --
The image of people and nature in classic Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller --
The renewal of nature at the temple of Tlaloc / Richard F. Townsend --
The Aztec main pyramid: ritual architecture at Tenochtitlan / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma --
Pictorial codices of ancient Mexico / Elizabeth Hill Boone --
Central America and the northern Andes --
Cosmovision of the chiefdoms of the Isthmus of Panama / Mary W. Helms --
Symbols, ideology, and the expression of power in La Tolita, Ecuador / Francisco Valdez --
The Tairona of ancient Colombia / Tom Zuidema --
Andean civilization / The sacred center of Chavin de Huantar / Richard L. Burger --
Paracas Necropolis textiles: symbolic visions of coastal Peru / Anne Paul --
Interpreting the Nazca lines / Johan Reinhard --
The world of Moche / Elizabeth P. Benson --
Tiwanaku: the city at the center / Alan Kolata, Carlos Ponce Sangines --
Camelids and chaos in Huari and Tiwanaku textiles / Rebecca Stone-Miller --
Inca architecture and the sacred landscape / Susan A. Niles --
Ancestral time and sacred space in Inca state ritual / Colin McEwan, Maarten Van de Guchte.
Responsibility: Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni ... [et al.].

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A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are transmitted through visual arts and architecture.

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