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Pre-Columbian Art

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ISBN-10: 0521645514

ISBN-13: 9780521645515

Edition: N/A

Authors: Esther Pasztory

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In the sixteenth century, when the Spanish conquistadors defeated the Aztec empire in Mexico and the Inca empire in Peru, they discovered not only treasure but a long tradition of sophisticated art from Mesoamerica and the Andes. In this beautifully written and illustrated book, Esther Pasztory surveys the art of these two areas, placing it within the historical and social contexts of these two cultural traditions. Drawing on a vast range of material, including monumental sculpture, woven textiles, pottery portrait heads, gold masks, and illustrated codices, Pasztory contrasts the human-centered art of Mesoamerica with the cosmic emphasis in the Andes. She reveals the effects of colonialism…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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The Andes: cosmic order in space
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