The Divine Heart of Things : Pre-Columbian Art from the Ludwig Collection
This catalogue presents around 200 artifacts from Irene and Peter Ludwig's collection of pre-Columbian art from the Americas. The works are organized thematically and ethnically, looking at pottery of the Mimbres culture; Mayan works in jade and the diversity of cultures in postclassic Western Mesoamerica (Toltecs, Aztecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs and Tarascans); the development of early cultures in the Central Andes; ancient Peruvian erotic sculpture; metallurgy in the pre-Hispanic Andes; ritual drinking and libation; and many other topics and genres. A final section considers the appropriation of the pre-Columbian past throughout history and in the present. Also included are timelines of ancient American cultures. The Ludwig Collection today is part of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne.
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- Christiane Clados, Stefanie Teufel, Andrea Ruf
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 210 x 270 x 17.78mm | 1,088.62g
- Publication date
- 30 Sep 2013
- Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
- Publication City/Country
- Cologne, Germany
- Illustrations note
- 299 colour, 48 b&w illustrations
- Bestsellers rank