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Pre-Columbian Art

Pre-Columbian Art

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  • Date Published: July 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print August 2005
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645515

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  • When, in the sixteenth century, the Spanish conquistadors defeated the Aztec empire in Mexico and the Inca empire in Peru, their dreams of finding treasure in the New World were amply fulfilled. What they also found was that the Aztecs and the Incas were the latest in a long line of highly civilized peoples to have occupied Mesoamerica and the Andes. In this engaging book, Esther Pasztory describes the very different cultural traditions of these two areas, placing them within their historical and social contexts. Pasztory draws on a vast range of material finds, including monumental sculpture, woven textiles, pottery portrait heads, gold masks, and illustrated codices. She reveals the effects of colonialism on the art, as well as the curious power that Pre-Columbian art has in turn exerted upon Western art, both in the development of art theory and the creation of art works.

    • Most of the major, canonical works of Pre-Columbian art are illustrated
    • Ideal as an introductory textbook
    • Novel approach in terms of defining traditions
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    • Date Published: July 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645515
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 167 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 100 colour illus. 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print August 2005
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mesoamerica: man in time
    2. An alternative path
    3. Eclectic synthesis
    4. The Andes: cosmic order in space
    5. An alternative path
    6. The disappearance of the image.

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    Esther Pasztory, Columbia University, New York

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