The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art

The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art

by Karl A. Taube

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YA-- This fine publication catalogs part of an exquisite collection of pre-Columbian art objects which are housed at Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History. Three hundred pieces, including figurines, ceramic vessels, jade pendants, and painted terracotta objects are documented in detail and described in relation to the history and culture of the areas of Mesoamerica from about 1500 b.c. to the fall of Tenochtitlan in 1521, which ended the Postclassic period. In a fascinating preface, Nicholas Fox Weber, the director of the Josef Albers Foundation, relates the building of the collection by these talented artists and how they came to share ``the spirit of the finest achievements of pre-Columbian Mexico.''-- Jenni Elliott, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.

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