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    DescriptionThis is a groundbreaking exploration of the function and significance of Aztec monumental art and religious spectacles. When the Aztec Empire emerged to dominate central Mexico from 1460 to 1519, vast amounts of tribute wealth flowed into the capital city of Tenochtitlan, enabling artists and architects to create sophisticated works on a monumental scale. Confronted by a civilization without precedent, some Spanish conquistadors and missionaries looked to the classical past for explanations - with parallels being drawn between two great empires, the Aztec and the Roman. While many studies dwell on the Aztec gods and the bloody rituals performed in their honor, this groundbreaking volume examines little-known episodes in which classicism mediated a dialogue both within and between Mesoamerica and Spain, allowing the authors to shed new light on the function of monumental art and religious spectacles.

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    The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Pohl, By (author) Claire Lyons
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 104
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606060070
    ISBN 10: 1606060074

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000, HIS025000
    BIC subject category V2: ACN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 45
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006000
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    BISAC V2.8: ART006510
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    BIC subject category V2: ACBK, 1KLCM
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    DC22: 709.72
    BISAC V2.8: ART044000
    DC22: 299.7/8452
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    LC classification: F1219.76.R45 P64 2010
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    Illustrations note
    38 colour & 9 b&w illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    20 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    John Pohl is adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at the University of California, and an expert on ancient Mexico. Claire Lyons is curator in the Department of Antiquities at the j. Paul Getty Museum.
    Review quote
    "Elegantly written and richly illustrated, the catalogue renders sophisticated ideas and complex cultural and historical processes accessible to a wider audience."--"Choice"