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Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica

Author: Julia Guernsey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the functions of sculpture during the Preclassic period in Mesoamerica and its significance in statements of social identity.

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Druck-Ausgabe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Guernsey
ISBN: 9781107012462 1107012465 9780511998256 0511998252
OCLC Number: 891501973
Awards: Winner of University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards 2013
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Potbellies and sculpture: a brief history of Preclassic scholarship; 3. Situating sculpture on the Preclassic Pacific slope of Mesoamerica; 4. The dating and distribution of potbellies and potbelly-related sculpture; 5. Blurring the lines: public space, private space, sculpture, and figurines; 6. Big bellies and fat gods; 7. Potbellies, ancestors, and performance; 8. Potbellies and social identity in the Preclassic.
Responsibility: Julia Guernsey.

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'This nook provides a great deal of insight into the potbelly sculptural forms in Preclassic Mesoamerica ... I would recommend the book as a valuable resource to anyone interested in Mesoamerica.' Read more...

 
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