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Synopsis: A complete catalogue of the pre-Columbian art collection of the Barbier-Mueller Museum and also a reference work for pre-Columbian studies. An introduction by Octavio Paz is followed by a selection of Jean Paul Barbier's essays covering Christopher Columbus' expeditions, the discovery of the New World and the conquest of Mexico and Peru by Cortés and Pizarro. The second part of the book is devoted to the art of Central America (Henri Stierlin), of ancient Peru (Danièle Lavallée), of Amazonia (Iris Barry), studying the cultures of the various countries, and reconstructing their traditions, religious rites, and political and social organization in the millenia preceding their discovery by Columbus. The last part of the book features a wealth of photographic material and information on the works in the museum.
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This work, a virtually unique opportunity for those wishing to learn about pre-Hispanic America and its art, is divided into two parts and includes an essay by the Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Octavio Paz. The first part of the book is historical and, essentially, examines the brutal shock suffered by two worlds between 1492, the year of the discovery of America, and 1532, when Pizarro subdued and conquered the Inca empire in Peru, eleven years after Hernando Cortés had destroyed the Aztecs in Mexico.
The connection between what took place in those dramatic years is illustrated with maps, old engravings and color photographs of various pre-Columbian archeological sites, as well as some of the background scenarios linked to the exploits of the European navigators. The second part looks at the major civilisations (Maya, Aztec, Inca, etc.), and some little-known although equally fascinating cultures, attributed with the production of the approximately one hundred and fifty works of art from Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Andean Cordillera and the Amazon Basin, shown in full page color illustrations. The authors-- historians and specialists-- provide in these pages a clear vision of what has often been drawn out in long-winded explanations. Most importantly, they pause on the aesthetic value of peoples that have, on many occasions, been called "primitive," without however omitting to place the sculptures, pottery and fabrics selected by the authors themselves in a precise anthropological context.
The result is an exemplary work of interest and delight that neither experts nor the inquisitive will be able to resist.
Title: PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICA: RITUAL ARTS OF THE ...
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Skira, 2000. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86028523
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Book Description Skira, 2000. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condition: Sehr gut. 400 Seiten Text english - some pages creased at binding, otherwise as NEW - Seiten 17-34 an der Bindung mit kleinem Papierfehler, beeinträchtigt das Lesen/Blättern aber nicht - Buch sonst in Topzustand, wie neu und ungelesen - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2650. Seller Inventory # 163537
Book Description Milano : Skira, 2000. Fol. Leinen mit Schutzumschlag. Wohl ungelesen. Sehr guter Zustand. 407 pp., ill., fotos Englisch 2700g. Seller Inventory # 83609
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Book Description Skira, Milano, 2000. OLeinen m. OU. 407 S. Mit zahlr. farb. Abb. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND, ungelesen. - Pre-Columbian Mexican Art. Octavio Paz / The Discovery - Christopher Columbus. Jean Paul Barbier / The Beginning of the End of the American Empire -After Columbus. Jean Paul Barbier / The Conquest of Mexico - Hernando Cortes. Jean Paul Barbier / The Conquest of Peru - Francisco Pizarro. Jean Paul Barbier / The Art of Mesoamerica. Henri Stierlin / The Art of Ancient Peru. Daniele Lavallee / The Arts of Amazonia. Conceicao Gentil Correa / Arts of the Upper Amazon. Iris Barry. Sprache: Englisch Size: 30 x 24 Cm. 2900 Gr. Seller Inventory # 012721
Book Description Milano : Skira, 2000. Condition: Sehr gut. 407 S. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Pre-Columbian Mexican Art. Octavio Paz / The Discovery - Christopher Columbus. Jean Paul Barbier / The Beginning of the End of the American Empire -After Columbus. Jean Paul Barbier / The Conquest of Mexico - Hernando Cortés. Jean Paul Barbier / The Conquest of Peru - Francisco Pizarro. Jean Paul Barbier / The Art of Mesoamerica. Henri Stierlin / The Art of Ancient Peru. Daniele Lavallee / The Arts of Amazonia. Conceiçâo Gentil Corrêa / Arts of the Upper Amazon. Iris Barry. ISBN 9788881183265 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Mit zahlr. farb. Abb. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Seller Inventory # 1002946
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