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The Art Of Mesoamerica

Author: Mary Ellen Miller
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ISBN: 9780500203927
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Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztecas well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes's men in 1519. The fourth edition of this standard work includes exciting new discoveries, from Palenque, Mexico, where architecture and sculpture reveal a dramatic eighth century, to San Bartolo, Guatemala, where Maya paintings have riveted an international audience. Continuing hieroglyphic decipherments provide fresh insights. The revised edition of the Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students, and travelers alike.

Die Kunst Der Performance

Author: RoseLee Goldberg
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ISBN: 9783422072138
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Die reich bebilderte Publikation schlägt in ihrem Text den Bogen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts bis in die Gegenwart. Beginnend mit den italienischen Futuristen schildert die Autorin profund die parallele Entwicklung der nachrevolutionären russischen Futuristen, der schweizerischen Dadaisten und der französischen Surrealisten bis hin zum deutschen Bauhaus. In der Fülle an Neuerungen auf literarischem, musikalischem und darstellendem Gebiet zeigt sich der revolutionäre Elan der Kunst der Zwischenkriegszeit. Im zweiten Teil der Publikation beschäftigt sich die Autorin eingehend und kenntnisreich mit den Formen der Performance Art von der Nachkriegszeit bis in die 1970er und 1980er Jahre. Der Band schließt mit ausführlichen Bemerkungen zu den Veränderungen im 21. Jahrhundert vor dem Hintergrund der neuen Möglichkeiten des digitalen Zeitalters.

Bauhaus

Author: Frank Whitford
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ISBN: 9783422071506
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A World History Of Art

Author: Hugh Honour
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694513
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Atlas Of World Art

Author: John Onians
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856693775
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Combines a survey of world art with maps showing the associations and dissemination of culture across the globe.

Heart Of Creation

Author: Andrea Stone
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817311386
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This accessible, state-of-the-art review of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology also serves as a tribute to one of the field's most noted pioneers. The core of this book focuses on the current study of Mayan hieroglyphics as inspired by the recently deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As author or coauthor of more than 200 books or articles on the Maya, Schele served as the chief disseminator of knowledge to the general public about this ancient Mesoamerican culture, similar to the way in which Margaret Mead introduced anthropology and the people of Borneo to the English-speaking world. Twenty-five contributors offer scholarly writings on subjects ranging from the ritual function of public space at the Olmec site and the gardens of the Great Goddess at Teotihuacan to the understanding of Jupiter in Maya astronomy and the meaning of the water throne of Quirigua Zoomorph P. The workshops on Maya history and writing that Schele conducted in Guatemala and Mexico for the highland people, modern descendants of the Mayan civilization, are thoroughly addressed as is the phenomenon termed "Maya mania"—the explosive growth of interest in Maya epigraphy, iconography, astronomy, and cosmology that Schele stimulated. An appendix provides a bibliography of Schele's publications and a collection of Scheleana, written memories of "the Rabbit Woman" by some of her colleagues and students. Of interest to professionals as well as generalists, this collection will stand as a marker of the state of Mayan studies at the turn of the 21st century and as a tribute to the remarkable personality who guided a large part of that archaeological research for more than two decades.

The Art Of Urbanism

Author: William Leonard Fash
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780884023449
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The Art of Urbanism explores how the royal courts of powerful Mesoamerican centers represented their kingdoms in architectural, iconographic, and cosmological terms. Through an investigation of the ecological contexts and environmental opportunities of urban centers, the contributors consider how ancient Mesoamerican cities defined themselves and reflected upon their physicalâe"and metaphysicalâe"place via their built environment. Themes in the volume include the ways in which a kingdomâe(tm)s public monuments were fashioned to reflect geographic space, patron gods, and mythology, and how the Olmec, Maya, Mexica, Zapotecs, and others sought to center their world through architectural monuments and public art. This collection of papers addresses how communities leveraged their environment and built upon their cultural and historical roots as well as the ways that the performance of calendrical rituals and other public events tied individuals and communities to both urban centers and hinterlands. Twenty-three scholars from archaeology, anthropology, art history, and religious studies contribute new data and new perspectives to the understanding of ancient Mesoamericansâe(tm) own view of their spectacular urban and ritual centers.

Faking Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: Nancy L Kelker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315428598
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Crystal skulls, imaginative codices, dubious Olmec heads and cute Colima dogs. Fakes and forgeries run rampant in the Mesoamerican art collections of international museums and private individuals. Authors Nancy Kelker and Karen Bruhns examine the phenomenon in this eye-opening volume. They discuss the most commonly forged classes and styles of artifacts, many of which were being duplicated as early as the 19th century. More important, they describe the system whereby these objects get made, purchased, authenticated, and placed in major museums as well as the complicity of forgers, dealers, curators, and collectors in this system. Unique to this volume are biographies of several of the forgers, who describe their craft and how they are able to effectively fool connoisseurs and specialists. An important, accessible introduction to pre-Columbian art fraud for archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals alike. A parallel volume by the same authors discusses fakes in Andean archaeology.

Goddesses In World Culture

Author: Patricia Monaghan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313354656
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This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay