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Talking Birds , Plumed Serpents and Painted Women: Ceramics of Casas Grandes

Stuhr , Joanne [Editor]

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ISBN 10: 091161124X / ISBN 13: 9780911611243
Editorial: University of Arizona Press, 2002
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Título: Talking Birds , Plumed Serpents and Painted ...

Editorial: University of Arizona Press

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Used: Like New

Edición: First Edition.

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A richly illustrated and informative bilingual volume that features striking color photographs of 75 of the finest pieces of exquisite and unusual pottery from the Casas Grandes civilization of Chihuahua. Bold ceramics in red, black, and white polychrome incorporate rich iconographic elements derived from the Casas Grandes cosmology. Macaws, snakes, birds and transformation imagery interspersed with complex geometric designs offer an insight into the ritual and cultural life of these ancient people.

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The Casas Grandes civilization of Chihuahua in Northern Mexico flourished from approximately 1300 - 1450 AD. While the cultures of west Mexico and the American Southwest have been the focus of tremendous scholarly attention, the Casas Grandes culture has received scant recognition, largely as an accident of geography and the arbitrary placement of border. A great renaissance of archeology is now focused on this area of Chihuahua, with thrilling new discoveries being made every year.

The material culture of Casas Grandes is unique in style and symbolism, as this new book demonstrates. Talking Birds, Plumed Serpents and Painted Women is a richly illustrated and informative bilingual volume that features striking color photographs of 75 of the finest pieces of this exquisite and unusual pottery. Bold ceramics in red, black, and white polychrome incorporate rich iconographic elements derived from the Casas Grandes cosmology. Macaws, snakes, birds and transformation imagery interspersed with complex geometric designs offer an insight into the ritual and cultural life of these ancient people.

The volume also includes interpretive essays by Joanne Stuhr of the Tucson Museum of Art, Christine and Todd Van Pool of the University of New Mexico, Eduardo Gamboa Carrera of Instituto Nacional de Arte y Historia and John Ware of the Amerind Foundation. The essays provide an overview of Casas Grande culture, its link to other cultures in the southwestern U.S. and western Mexico, social structures and artistic production at Paquime, and the Charles di Peso excavations.

Talking Birds accurately places Casas Grandes as one of the great Precolumbian cultures of the Americas and is a fascinating introduction to this timeless art.

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