Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon

Hardback Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Edited by Victor Pimentel

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  • Publisher: Five Continents Editions
  • Format: Hardback | 380 pages
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 287mm x 36mm | 2,245g
  • Publication date: 20 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Milan
  • ISBN 10: 8874396295
  • ISBN 13: 9788874396290
  • Illustrations note: 320 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 822,889

Product description

Providing an original overview covering nearly 4,000 years of history, the book includes approximately 350 works reproduced in lush colour illustrations: a large selection of pre-Columbian treasures, masterpieces dating from the colonial era and striking modern paintings and sculptures from the first half of the 20th century, many reproduced here for the first time. The book is divided into three sections: the mythologies and rituals of ancient Andean civilizations; their perpetuation, concealment, or hybridisation with Catholicism during the 18th and 19th centuries; and the rediscovery of Peruvian popular traditions and faiths in the 20th century, mainly due to the popular Indigenist movement. All these themes are explored through essays by more than 20 international contributors.

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Nathalie Bondil is Director and Chief Curator of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Victor Pimentel is Curator of Pre-Columbian Art at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.