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Pre-Columbian Art

Pre-Columbian Art

Pre-Columbian Art


Pasztory, Esther Pre-Columbian Art

Cambridge University Press 1998

Book ID: 95993

In this engaging book, Esther Pasztory describes the very different cultural traditions of these two areas, placing them within their historical and social contexts. Pasztory draws on a vast range of material finds, including monumental sculpture, woven textiles, pottery portrait heads, gold masks, and illustrated codices. She reveals the effects of colonialism on the art, as well as the curious power that Pre-Columbian art has in turn exerted upon Western art, both in the development of art theory and the creation of art works.

176 pp. Pap.