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Title Ancient West Mexico : art and archaeology of the unknown past / Richard F. Townsend, general editor ; with essays by Patricia Rieff Anawalt ... [et al.].

Imprint New York : Thames and Hudson ; Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago, c1998.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 308 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Note "This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Ancient West Mexico: Art of the Unknown Past,' organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and presented in the museum's Regenstein Hall from September 5 to November 22, 1998. The exhibition was also presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from December 20 to March 29, 1999"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-305).
Contents Pt. 1. The Teuchitlan tradition : an archaeological prospect. The Teuchitlan tradition : rise of a statelike society / Phil C. Weigand, Christopher S. Beekman -- Excavating the tomb at Huitzilapa / Lorenza López Mestas Camberos, Jorge Ramos de la Vega -- Mortuary practices in the shaft-tomb region / Robert B. Pickering, Maria Teresa Cabrero -- Pt. 2. Interpreting the tomb sculptures of ancient West Mexico. Food for the dead : the West Mexican art of feasting / Kristi Butterwick -- Before gods, before kings / Richard F. Townsend -- Sacred sun centers / Christopher L. Witmore -- The West Mexican ballgame / Jane Stevenson Day -- Shamanistic symbolism, transformation, and deities in West Mexican funerary art / Peter T. Furst -- The iconography of rulership in ancient West Mexico / Mark Miller Graham.
Pt. 3. Comparative views. Natural resources and human settlements in ancient West Mexico / Otto Schöndube -- The Sayula Basin : ancient settlements and resources / Francisco Valdez -- They came to trade exquisite things : ancient West Mexican-Ecuadorian contacts / Patricia Rieff Anawalt -- The evolution of complex societies in West Mexico : a comparative perspective / Joseph B. Mountjoy -- Pt. 4. A modernist perspective. West Mexican art and modernist artists / Barbara Braun.
Subject Indian art -- Mexico -- Exhibitions.
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Mexico -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Townsend, Richard F.
Anawalt, Patricia Rieff, 1924-
Art Institute of Chicago.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Added Title Art and archaeology of the unknown past
ISBN 0500050929 : $50.00
0865591717 (pbk.)

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