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Pre-Columbian art /text and critical analyses by S.K. Lothrop, W.F. Foshag [and] Joy Mahler; with 270 illustrations.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
Robert Woods Bliss Collection
Originator
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962.
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publication
New York :
Contents
Introduction -- Cultures and styles / S.K. Lothrup -- Mineralogical attributions / W.F. Foshag -- Textiles / Joy Mahler -- New world metallurgy / S.K. Lothrop -- Plates -- Catalogue -- Maps.
Date
1957.
Description
285 pages : illustrations, plates (some color), maps ; 35 cm
The objects illustrated and described in this volume represent the finest craftsmanship and skill of aboriginal America. Few of these artifacts can be regarded as folk art; the bulk of the collection consists of objects manufactured for the aristocrats of their day who deemed them to be of high artistic merit. Furthermore, they represent a wide range in time and space, and they reflect many and varied stylistic traditions. - Introduction.
Notes
"With 270 illustrations including 165 reproductions in full colour"--Slipcase.
Catalog of the collection which is now in the National Gallery of Art.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Issued in cardboard slipcase.
Title and decorative gold stamping on cloth covers.
GUSN
319320
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.250
Other People and Orgs
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965.
Descriptive terms
Antiquities
Antiquities.
Art collections
Indian art
Material Type
Catalogs.
Exhibitions.
Pictorial works.
Places
Central America
Latin America
Mexico

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