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Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago

Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago

ISBN 9780300214833
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Art Institute of Chicago
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Overview
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 Showcasing a host of previously unpublished objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the 20th century, the book marks the first time these holdings have been comprehensively documented.Richard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 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 400 vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an unparalleled collection.
Overview
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 Showcasing a host of previously unpublished objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the 20th century, the book marks the first time these holdings have been comprehensively documented.Richard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 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 400 vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an unparalleled collection.

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