The Resource Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world : ancient American sources of modern art, Barbara Braun

Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world : ancient American sources of modern art, Barbara Braun

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Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world : ancient American sources of modern art
Title
Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world
Title remainder
ancient American sources of modern art
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Braun
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • While much attention has been given to the connection between modern art and primitive African forms, the impact of ancient American sources on the work of modern artists has been left largely unexplored. For example, Henry Moore's Reclining Figure, in a dozen variations, adorns museum galleries, corporate headquarters, and public malls around the world, yet how many people are aware that its acknowledged source is the Toltec-Maya chacmool, a Mesoamerican temple guardian and repository of sacrificial offerings? Or that Frank Lloyd Wright, America's premier modern architect, learned as much about structural design and ornamentation from a close study of Maya temples and Mixtec palaces as he did from Japanese structures?
  • Author Barbara Braun explores these connections and more in this fascinating, in-depth study of five seminal modern artists and the Pre-Columbian forms that provided inspiration for their work. In addition to the Moore and Wright comparisons, Braun examines the ceramics of Paul Gauguin and their debt to ancient Peruvian plastic and pictorial formulas; the revolutionary murals of Diego Rivera and their ideological and visual relation to Aztec imagery; as well as the Constructivist paintings of Joaquin Torres-Garcia and their connection to ancient Peruvian textiles, ceramics, and architecture
  • Braun begins her discussion with a summary of the introduction and reception of Pre-Columbian images and artifacts in Europe and the United States from the sixteenth century forward, and she closes with a look at how the work of more recent artists, such as Color Field painter Alfred Jensen, Minimalist sculptor Tony Smith, earth artist Robert Smithson, and ceramists Kenneth Price and David Gilhooly, continues to be indebted to ancient American forms and ideas. Visual confirmation of these connections is given in more than 300 striking illustrations, 97 of them in color. An illustrated time chart and historical map provide the reader with easy reference points for the various ancient cultures of Mesoamerica and South America covered in the text. A bibliography and an index round out this thoughtful, intriguing volume
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DLC
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1939-
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Braun, Barbara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7428.5
LC item number
.B73 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • Art, Comparative
  • Art, Modern
  • Indian art
  • Art, Comparative
  • Art, Modern
  • Indian art
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Art précolombien
  • Art
  • Art comparé
  • Kunst
  • Rezeption
  • Altamerika
  • Europa
Label
Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world : ancient American sources of modern art, Barbara Braun
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-Columbian art in the post-Columbian world -- Paul Gauguin: searching for ancestors -- Henry Moore: the chacmool in the garden -- Frank Lloyd Wright: a vision of Maya temples -- Diego Rivera: heritage and politics -- Joaquin Torres-Garcia: the alchemical grid -- Pre-Columbian art and modernism: the shifting ground
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780810937239
Lccn
92029047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26398812
  • (OCoLC)ocm26398812
Label
Pre-Columbian art and the post-Columbian world : ancient American sources of modern art, Barbara Braun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-Columbian art in the post-Columbian world -- Paul Gauguin: searching for ancestors -- Henry Moore: the chacmool in the garden -- Frank Lloyd Wright: a vision of Maya temples -- Diego Rivera: heritage and politics -- Joaquin Torres-Garcia: the alchemical grid -- Pre-Columbian art and modernism: the shifting ground
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780810937239
Lccn
92029047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26398812
  • (OCoLC)ocm26398812

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