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The Aztec empire

Author: Felipe R Solís Olguín; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico); Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Guggenheim Museum Publications, ©2004.
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"The Aztec Empire is the most extensive and historically accurate survey of the art and culture of the Aztecs and their contemporaries ever assembled outside Mexico. The exhibition and this accompanying book present the extraordinary works of art created by the Aztecs as well as by the peoples they conquered, and the cultures that preceded them in Mesoamerica." "Featured in this profusely illustrated volume are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aztec empire.
New York, N.Y. : Guggenheim Museum Publications, c2004
(OCoLC)653483733
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe R Solís Olguín; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico); Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)
ISBN: 0892073217 9780892073214 0892073225 9780892073221 0892073160 9780892073160
OCLC Number: 57120073
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Aztec empire, curated by Felipe Solís, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 15, 2004-February 13, 2005"--T.p. verso.
"This exhibition is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH)"--T.p. verso.
Description: 375 p. : col. ill., maps ; 34 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Felipe Solís --
Art in the Aztec empire: Traces of an identity / Beatriz de la Fuente --
The Aztecs and the natural world: The basin of Mexico as a habitat for pre-Hispanic farmers / William T. Sanders --
The harmony between people and animals in the Aztec world / Mercedes de la Garza --
The Aztecs and their ancestors: Precolumbian man and his cosmos / Felipe Solís --
Origins and forms of art in the Aztec empire / Felipe Solís --
The Olmec / Ann Cyphers --
Teotihuacan / Linda Manzanilla --
Tula and the Tolteca / Richard A. Diehl --
The Templo Mayor: Excavations at the Templo Mayor / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma --
The Templo Mayor at Tenochtitlan / Juan Alberto Román Berrelleza --
Aztec religion: Aztec religion : creation, sacrifice, and renewal / Karl Taube --
Axis mundi / Roberto Velasco Alonso --
Gods and rituals / Guilhem Olivier --
Painted books and calendars / Elizabeth Hill Boone --
Aztec society: Nobles and commoners / Michael E. Smith --
Everyday life in Tenochtitlan / Michael E. Smith --
The Aztec empire: The Aztec empire / Richard F. Townsend --
The provinces of the Aztec empire / Frances F. Berdan --
The population of the Mexico and Toluca valleys / Perla Valle Pérez --
The Puebla and Tlaxcala valleys / Verónica Velásquez --
The domain of Coatlapan / José Luis Rojas Martinez --
The Mixteca / Nelly M. Robles Garcia --
The Huaxteca and the Totonaca / Felipe Solís --
The Tarascan empire: The Tarascan empire / Phil C. Weigand --
Tarascan art / Roberto Velasco Alonso --
The fall of the empires: The conquest as seen by the Mexica-Aztecs / Miguel León-Portilla --
The Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan / Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo --
Catalogue chekclist --
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Responsibility: curated by Felipe Solís

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"The Aztec Empire is the most extensive and historically accurate survey of the art and culture of the Aztecs and their contemporaries ever assembled outside Mexico. The exhibition and this accompanying book present the extraordinary works of art created by the Aztecs as well as by the peoples they conquered, and the cultures that preceded them in Mesoamerica." "Featured in this profusely illustrated volume are archaeological objects and works from Mexico and the United States, including jewelry, works of precious metals, and household as well as ceremonial artifacts."--BOOK JACKET.

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