Aztec Art

Front Cover
H.N. Abrams, 1983 - Art - 335 pages
0 Reviews
Aztec--the name evokes one of history's cultural enigmas. That fabled empire in the New World, with its towering golden culture, its bloody human sacrifices, and its terror-inspiring idols, was yet a hopeless loser when Cortes and his small Spanish forces collided with Motecuhzoma's army. The Aztec's capital of Tenochtitlan was leveled and their whole world destroyed.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PREFACE
7
II
70
AZTEC ARCHITECTURE AND CLIFF SCULPTURE
95
Copyright

5 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1983)

Esther Pasztory is the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She teaches the art of both Mesoamerica and the Andes and focuses on the work of art as a source of evidence for the reconstruction of ancient cultures related to but separate from archaeological and textual data.

Bibliographic information