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Aztecs

Author: Eduardo Matos Moctezuma; Felipe R Solís Olguín
Publisher: London : Royal Academy of Arts, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This important new book documents the splendid artistic legacy of the Aztecs, an extraordinary people who, in the space of only 200 years from 1325 to 1521, created one of the most impressive civilizations in the world. Published to accompany one of the greatest exhibitions of Aztec culture ever seen, this comprehensive volume with over 500 superb colorplates presents works of turquoise, gold, and jade, polychrome  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matos Moctezuma, Eduardo.
Aztecs.
London : Royal Academy of Arts, ©2002
(OCoLC)606980176
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Matos Moctezuma; Felipe R Solís Olguín
ISBN: 1903973139 9781903973134 1903973228 9781903973226
OCLC Number: 50525805
Notes: "Originally published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Aztecs', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 16 November 2002-11 April 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: 520 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: The Aztecs' search for the past / Leonardo López Luján --
Cosmovision, religion and the calendar of the Aztecs / Alfredo López Austin --
Aztec society : economy tribute and warfare / Frances Berdan --
The Templo Mayor, the great temple of the Aztecs / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma --
Art at the time of the Aztecs --
Felipe Solis Olguin --
Aztec codices, literature and philosophy / Miguel León-Portilla --
The conquest / Hugh Thomas --
Exhibitions and collectors of pre-Hispanic Mexican artefacts in Britain / Adrian Locke --
Antecedents / Esther Pasztory --
The human form / Isabel Carlisle --
The natural world / Alfredo López Austin --
Gods of life / Adrian Locke --
Gods of death / Adrian Locke --
Religion / Felipe Solis Olguin --
Gold and symbols of status / Warwick Bray --
The Tempo Mayor at Tenochtitlan / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma --
Treasures / Jeffrey Quilter --
Contact : Indo-Christian art / Eleanor Wake --
Codices / Joanne Harwood.
Other Titles: Aztechi.
Responsibility: [Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Felipe Soĺis Olguín].

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Displays the artwork of the Aztecs on exhibit at Britain's Royal Academy of Arts and includes essays detailing key elements of Aztec culture and history.  Read more...

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