The Divine Heart of Things

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 210 x 268 x 18mm | 1,079.98g
  • Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • 299 colour, 48 b&w illustrations
  • 3863352939
  • 9783863352936
  • 2,670,523