The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
Richard F. Townsend
Art Institute of Chicago, 1992 - Art - 397 pages
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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CHAPTER 4 259 CHAPTERS
General Chronology Juan Antonio Valdes
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agricultural Amerindian Anasazi ancestral Ancient Americas Andean animals Antropologi'a archaeological archaeologists architecture Art Institute artistic Aztec Banco Central birds Bolivia buildings Camelid carved caves celestial century Ceramic ceremonial Chaco Canyon Chacoan Chalcatzingo civilization Classic coast Codex Colombia complex cosmological cultural Cuzco cycle deities Dirk Bakker earth Ecuador essay feline forms Gabriel Figueroa gods Guatemala headdress human figures images Inca Indian Institute of Chicago jaguar Kogi land landscape Main Pyramid maize mask Maya Mesoamerican Mexico City Mimbres Mimbres art Moche monuments Museo Nacional Museum myth mythic natural Nazca Olmec painted Paracas Peru Photo plazas pottery pre-Columbian Preclassic Pueblo Bonito region religious ritual ruins rulers sacred geography sacred mountain sculpture serpent shrines Southwest Spanish Stela stone structures symbolic Tairona temple Tenochtitlan Teotihuacan textiles Tikal tion Tiwanaku Tlaloc Tolita tradition trecena tures University Valley Vessel depicting visual Zinacantan Zinacanteco