The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes

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Richard F. Townsend
Art Institute of Chicago, 1992 - Art - 397 pages
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A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are transmitted through visual arts and architecture.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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CHAPTER 4 259 CHAPTERS
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General Chronology Juan Antonio Valdes
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About the author (1992)

Townsend, Curator of African and Amerindian Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, is a scholar specializing in Mesoamerican art and cultural history. He received his Ph.D. in the history of art in 1975 from Harvard University.

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