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The Resource The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes, Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni [and others]

The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes, Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni [and others]

Label
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes
Title
The Ancient Americas
Title remainder
art from sacred landscapes
Statement of responsibility
Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni [and others]
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Issuing body
Writer of added text
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are transmitted through visual arts and architecture
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709/.7/0902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E59.A7
LC item number
A433 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Townsend, Richard F.
  • Aveni, Anthony F.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian art
  • Indians
  • America
  • Antiquities
  • Indian art
  • Indians
  • America
  • Heilige plaatsen
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Kunst
  • Ausstellung
  • Altamerika
Label
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes, Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and shown at the Art Institute, Oct. 10, 1992-Jan. 3, 1993; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 4-Apr. 18, 1993; and the Los Anglees County Museum of Art, June 6-Aug. 15, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Mankind and the earth in America and Europe
  • Vincent Scully
  • The Southwest
  • Mimbres art: form and imagery
  • J.J. Brody
  • The architecture of the ancient Southwest
  • Stephen H. Lekson
  • Mesoamerica
  • Order and nature in Olmec art
  • Beatriz de la Fuente
  • Principles and themes
  • The natural world as civic metaphor at Teotihuacan
  • Esther Pasztory
  • The beginnings of preclassic Maya art and architecture
  • Juan Antonio Valdes
  • The image of people and nature in classic Maya art and architecture
  • Mary Ellen Miller
  • The renewal of nature at the temple of Tlaloc
  • Richard F. Townsend
  • The Aztec main pyramid: ritual architecture at Tenochtitlan
  • Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
  • Introduction:
  • Pictorial codices of ancient Mexico
  • Elizabeth Hill Boone
  • Central America and the northern Andes
  • Cosmovision of the chiefdoms of the Isthmus of Panama
  • Mary W. Helms
  • Symbols, ideology, and the expression of power in La Tolita, Ecuador
  • Francisco Valdez
  • The Tairona of ancient Colombia
  • Tom Zuidema
  • Andean civilization
  • Landscape and symbol
  • The sacred center of Chavin de Huantar
  • Richard L. Burger
  • Paracas Necropolis textiles: symbolic visions of coastal Peru
  • Anne Paul
  • Interpreting the Nazca lines
  • Johan Reinhard
  • The world of Moche
  • Elizabeth P. Benson
  • Tiwanaku: the city at the center
  • Alan Kolata, Carlos Ponce Sangines
  • Richard F. Townsend
  • Camelids and chaos in Huari and Tiwanaku textiles
  • Rebecca Stone-Miller
  • Inca architecture and the sacred landscape
  • Susan A. Niles
  • Ancestral time and sacred space in Inca state ritual
  • Colin McEwan, Maarten Van de Guchte
  • Pre-Columbian images of time
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • The persistence of Maya tradition in Zinacantan
  • Evon Z. Vogt
Control code
ocm26095624
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780865591042
Lccn
92021869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26095624
  • (OCoLC)26095624
Label
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes, Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Anthony F. Aveni [and others]
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and shown at the Art Institute, Oct. 10, 1992-Jan. 3, 1993; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 4-Apr. 18, 1993; and the Los Anglees County Museum of Art, June 6-Aug. 15, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Mankind and the earth in America and Europe
  • Vincent Scully
  • The Southwest
  • Mimbres art: form and imagery
  • J.J. Brody
  • The architecture of the ancient Southwest
  • Stephen H. Lekson
  • Mesoamerica
  • Order and nature in Olmec art
  • Beatriz de la Fuente
  • Principles and themes
  • The natural world as civic metaphor at Teotihuacan
  • Esther Pasztory
  • The beginnings of preclassic Maya art and architecture
  • Juan Antonio Valdes
  • The image of people and nature in classic Maya art and architecture
  • Mary Ellen Miller
  • The renewal of nature at the temple of Tlaloc
  • Richard F. Townsend
  • The Aztec main pyramid: ritual architecture at Tenochtitlan
  • Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
  • Introduction:
  • Pictorial codices of ancient Mexico
  • Elizabeth Hill Boone
  • Central America and the northern Andes
  • Cosmovision of the chiefdoms of the Isthmus of Panama
  • Mary W. Helms
  • Symbols, ideology, and the expression of power in La Tolita, Ecuador
  • Francisco Valdez
  • The Tairona of ancient Colombia
  • Tom Zuidema
  • Andean civilization
  • Landscape and symbol
  • The sacred center of Chavin de Huantar
  • Richard L. Burger
  • Paracas Necropolis textiles: symbolic visions of coastal Peru
  • Anne Paul
  • Interpreting the Nazca lines
  • Johan Reinhard
  • The world of Moche
  • Elizabeth P. Benson
  • Tiwanaku: the city at the center
  • Alan Kolata, Carlos Ponce Sangines
  • Richard F. Townsend
  • Camelids and chaos in Huari and Tiwanaku textiles
  • Rebecca Stone-Miller
  • Inca architecture and the sacred landscape
  • Susan A. Niles
  • Ancestral time and sacred space in Inca state ritual
  • Colin McEwan, Maarten Van de Guchte
  • Pre-Columbian images of time
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • The persistence of Maya tradition in Zinacantan
  • Evon Z. Vogt
Control code
ocm26095624
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780865591042
Lccn
92021869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26095624
  • (OCoLC)26095624

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