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Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago (Hardcover) (Richard Townsend)

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"This landmark publication catalogues the Art Institute of Chicago's outstanding collection of Indian art of the Americas, one of the foremost of its kind in the United States. Showcasing a host of previously unpublished objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the twentieth century, the book marks the first time these holdings have been comprehensively documented. Richard Townsend and Elizabeth Pope weave an overarching narrative that ranges from the midwestern United States to the Yucatâan Peninsulato the heart of South America. While exploring artists' myriad economic, historical, linguistic, and social backgrounds, the authors demonstrate that they shared both a deep, underlying cosmological view and the desire to secure their communities' prosperity by affirming connections to the sacred forces of the natural world. The critical essays focus on topics that bridge traditions across North, Central, and South America, including materials, methods of manufacture, the diversity of stylistic features,and the iconography and functions of various objects. Gorgeously illustrated in color with more than five hundred vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an unparalleled collection"--
This landmark publication catalogues the Art Institute of Chicago?s outstanding collection of Indian art of the Americas, one of the foremost of its kind in the United States. Showcasing a host of previously unpublished objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the 20th century, the book marks the first time these holdings have been comprehensively documented. Richard Townsend weaves an overarching narrative that ranges from the Midwestern United States to the Yucatan Peninsula to the heart of South America. While exploring artists? myriad economic, historical, linguistic, and social backgrounds, he demonstrates that they shared both a deep, underlying cosmological view and the desire to secure their communities? prosperity by affirming connections to the forces of the natural world. The critical essays focus on topics that bridge traditions across North, Central, and South America, including materials, methods of manufacture, the diversity of stylistic features, and the iconography and functions of various objects. Gorgeously illustrated in color with more than 400 vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an unparalleled collection.
Number of Pages: 395
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Richard Townsend
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2016
TCIN: 26394335
UPC: 9780300214833
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0168
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