This volume documents the splendid accomplishments of Ancient West Mexico, and brings together some of its finest examples of sculptural art, including representations of people, animals and plants, as well as vessels and models of houses, ceremonial centres, ball games and ritual scenes. All the extraordinary earthenware figures illustrated here have been recovered from burial sites and shaft tombs. They represent a wide range of subjects - warriors, chieftains, ladies, acrobats, shamans, musicians, ball players, festival couples and bound prisoners - in a variety of styles from about 200 BC to AD 800 - that compose the artistic canon of Ancient West Mexico, a region encompassing the modern states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit.
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This beautiful and impressively researched book accompanies an exhibit organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. Editor Townsend is curator of the institute's Department of African and Amerindian Art and author of The Aztecs (Thames & Hudson, 1993), among other titles. The book's 15 essays, written by an international group of experts, explore the art, archaeology, and cultural and political history of the region while demonstrating connections to other Mesoamerican cultures and influence on major 20th-century painters and sculptors. The essays are supplemented by 446 illustrations, maps, chronological charts, site plans, and tomb reconstructions. Few other books exist on this area of Mexico, which recent investigations indicate was a much more advanced culture than originally believed. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries and for special collections.?Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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With a plethora of stunning color images of artifacts, authors who are specialists in art history, anthropology, and archaeology attach meaning to the Teuchitlan tradition. -- Science News, Vol. 155, 9 January 1999
[A]n array of intricate earthenware tomb sculptures made by a society whose sophistication we're only now discovering. -- Boston Globe, 6 December 1998
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Descripción Thames & Hudson, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110500050929
Descripción Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0500050929 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0258518
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0500050929
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0500050929
Descripción Thames and Hudson /The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: new. First edition. Exhibit Catalogue. ISBN:0500050929. [Folio] 308p. ill.(b/w & col., maps.) biblio. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Ancient West Mexico: Art of the Unknown Past,' at The Art Institute of Chicago from September 5 to November 22, 1998; and at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art from December 20 to March 29, 1999. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Nº de ref. de la librería 105632