Aztec Art

Aztec Art

by Esther Pasztory
     
 
Aztec--the name evokes one of history's cultural enigmas. That fabled empire in the New World, with its towering golden culture, its bloody human sacrifices, and its terror-inspiring idols, was yet a hopeless loser when Cortes and his small Spanish forces collided with Motecuhzoma's army. The Aztec's capital of Tenochtitlan was leveled and their whole world destroyed.

Overview

Aztec--the name evokes one of history's cultural enigmas. That fabled empire in the New World, with its towering golden culture, its bloody human sacrifices, and its terror-inspiring idols, was yet a hopeless loser when Cortes and his small Spanish forces collided with Motecuhzoma's army. The Aztec's capital of Tenochtitlan was leveled and their whole world destroyed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810906877
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Esther Pasztory is the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She teaches the art of both Mesoamerica and the Andes and focuses on the work of art as a source of evidence for the reconstruction of ancient cultures related to but separate from archaeological and textual data.

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