Precolumbian Gold: Technology, Style and Iconography

Published by Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000
ISBN 10: 1579582877 / ISBN 13: 9781579582876
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.33 avg rating
(3 ratings)

Synopsis: Pre-Columbian Gold is a compilation of 13 essays by leading international scholars (archaeologists, art historians, metallurgists, etc.) that presents the latest research into the technology and iconography of pre-Columbian goldworking; areas covered are Peru, Bolivia, and Chile; Ecuador and Colombia; Central America and the Caribbean. Essays include discussions of gold offerings from excavations at Batan Grande, Peru; a description of recently discovered Malagana goldwork from Colombia; and an account of gold found in archaeological contexts from Panama. The results of analytical work on these finds have yielded new insights into Pre-Columbian social organization and beliefs, which are complemented by breakthroughs in iconographic interpretation of Nasca gold masks. The essays are comprehensively illustrated with 209 black-and-white photos and 37 color plates. Pre-Columbian Gold is the first interdisciplinary volume of its kind to cover a wide range of the principal Pre-Columbian goldworking cultures in the Americas. Both authoritative and accessible, it will be an important reference work for scholars but equally of interest to the non-specialist. Winner "Outstanding Academic Book" Award - Choice

Review: Another gift from the bottomless and splendidly magical source of sacred visual art and scholarly writing....both scientifically analytical and an amazing inventory of pre-Columbian peoples....One can only praise and be most grateful to editor McEwan. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.
Choice, February 2001

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Precolumbian Gold: Technology, Style and ...
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 1579582877 ISBN 13: 9781579582876
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96346343

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 261.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 1579582877 ISBN 13: 9781579582876
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74182360

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 261.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds