The Divine Heart of Things : Pre-Columbian Art from the Ludwig Collection

The Divine Heart of Things : Pre-Columbian Art from the Ludwig Collection

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Christiane Clados, Stefanie Teufel, Andrea Ruf
Format
Paperback | 248 pages
Dimensions
210 x 270 x 17.78mm | 1,088.62g
Publication date
30 Sep 2013
Publisher
Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
299 colour, 48 b&w illustrations
ISBN10
3863352939
ISBN13
9783863352936
Bestsellers rank
2,985,875