Bestiario Azteca (Spanish Edition)

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9789689482031: Bestiario Azteca (Spanish Edition)

From the eagle (cuauhtli) to the snail (tecciztli), this study pays homage to 40 animals commonly found in Aztec mythology and explores the messages that they signify, such as harmony, sacrifice, and death. Delving into the universe of this ancient culture, this guide features monochromatic, ink-and-brush illustrations that are based on artifacts from the Anthropology Museum and the Templo Mayor Museum in Mexico as well as the Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

 

Desde el águila (cuauhtli) hasta el caracol (tecciztli), este estudio rinde homenaje a los 40 animales comunes de la mitología azteca y explora los mensajes que los significan, como la armonía, el sacrificio y la muerte. Hurgando en el universo de esta cultura antigua, esta guía destaca monocromáticas ilustraciones de tinta-y-pincel que se basan en los artefactos del Museo de Antropología y el Templo Mayor en México además del Museo Quai Branly en París.

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About the Author:

Ianna Andréadis is an artist, a photographer, and the illustrator of several books. Élisabeth Foch is the author of Días tonaltin.

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Grade 5-8–This small, square art book pays homage to the animals of Aztec mythology. From the eagle/cuauhtli to the snail/tecciztli, all 40 animals carry a message of harmony, of life, and/or of death. With monochromatic ink-and-brush illustrations, the images are based on artifacts from the Mexican Anthropology Museum, Mayor Temple Museum, and the Quai Branly Museum. The vocabulary, and ideas such as death, sacrifice, etc., can make this book difficult for young children to understand. For older children, this book is a starting point to develop an understanding of myths and their place in ancient cultures.–Ana Rodriguez, Tamarac Elementary School, FL END

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