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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-319320

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Art collections
Indian art
Antiquities.
Antiquities

Originator

Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962.
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

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.

Publication

New York :

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

Catalog of the collection which is now in the National Gallery of Art.
"With 270 illustrations including 165 reproductions in full colour"--Slipcase.
Title and decorative gold stamping on cloth covers.
Issued in cardboard slipcase.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.250

Other People and Orgs

Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965.

Material Type

Catalogs.
Exhibitions.
Pictorial works.

Places

Mexico
Central America
Latin America

Variant Title

Robert Woods Bliss Collection