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The ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes / Richard F. Townsend, general editor.

By: Townsend, Richard F
Contributor(s): Art Institute of Chicago
Language: English Publisher: Chicago : The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.Description: 397p. : ill., maps, photos (many col.), col. plates ; 30cm.ISBN: 0865591040
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Book Book British Museum Africa Oceania and the Americas Closed Stacks qKUA [TOW-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M24019
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Bibl. p.383-92. - This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition "The ancient Americas: art from sacred landscapes" organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and shown at the Art Institute (October 10, 1992 - January 3, 1993); the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4 - April 18, 1993); and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 6 - August 15, 1993). - Contents: Preface: the encounter of cultures / M. León-Portilla; 1, Principles and themes. Landscape and symbol / R.F. Townsend; Pre-Columbian images of time / A.F Aveni; The persistence of Maya tradition in Zinacantan / E.Z. Vogt; Mankind and the earth in America and Europe / V. Scully; 2, The Southwest. Mimbres art / J.J. Brody; The architecture of the ancient Southwest / S.H. Lekson; 3, Mesoamerica. Order and nature in Olmec art / Beatriz de la Fuente; The natural world as civic metaphor at Teotihuacan / E. Pasztory; The beginnings of preclassic Maya art and architecture / J. Antonio Valdés; The image of people and nature in classic Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller; The renewal of nature at the temple of Tlaloc / R.F. Townsend; The Aztec main pyramid / E. Matos Moctezuma; Pictorial codices of ancient Mexico / E.H. Boone; 4, Central America and the Northern Andes. Cosmovision of the chiefdoms of the Isthmus of Panama / M.W. Helms; Symbols, ideology and the expression of power in La Tolita, Ecuador / F. Valdez; The Tairona of ancient Colombia / T. Zuidema; 5, Andean civilization. The sacred center of Chavín de Huántar / R.L. Burger; Paracas Necrópolis textiles: symbolic visions of coastal Peru / Anne Paul; Interpreting the Nazca lines / J. Reinhard; The world of Moche / E.P. Benson; Tiwanaku / A. Kolata, C. Ponce; Camelids and chaos in Huari and Tiwanaku textiles / R. Stone-Miller; Inca architecture and the sacred landscape / S.A. Niles; Ancestral time and sacred space in Inca state ritual / C. McEwan, M. Van de Guchte.