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New PDF release: A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography: Reading a Culture

By Donald A. Proulx

ISBN-10: 1587298295

ISBN-13: 9781587298295

for nearly 8 hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the vegetation, animals, birds, and fish in their fatherland on Peru’s south coast in addition to a number of summary anthropomorphic creatures whose shape and which means are often incomprehensible this present day. during this first book-length remedy of Nasca ceramic iconography to seem in English, drawing upon an archive of greater than 8 thousand Nasca vessels from over one hundred fifty private and non-private collections, Donald Proulx systematically describes the main creative motifs of this beautiful polychrome pottery, translates the main issues displayed in this pottery, after which makes use of those descriptions and his stimulating interpretations to investigate Nasca society. After starting with an summary of Nasca tradition and an evidence of the fashion and chronology of Nasca pottery, Proulx strikes to the guts of his e-book: an in depth type and outline of the complete diversity of supernatural and secular topics in Nasca iconography besides a clean and unique interpretation of those topics. Linking the pots and their iconography to the archaeologically identified Nasca society, he ends with an intensive and available exam of this old tradition considered in the course of the lens of ceramic iconography. even if those static pictures can by no means be absolutely understood, through animating their subject matters and meanings Proulx reconstructs the lifeways of this complicated society.

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