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Aztec Designs

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Rich in mythology and art, the Aztec civilization dominated central Mexico during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. This handsome volume contains 42 pages of authentic Aztec designs derived from ceramics, statues, altars, shields, books, and other priceless artifacts. Gods, rulers, warriors, slaves, animals, and activities both secular and sacred are brilliantly rendered by Wilson G. Turner, a skilled artist/archaeologist and a specialist in pre-Columbian ...
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Overview


Rich in mythology and art, the Aztec civilization dominated central Mexico during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. This handsome volume contains 42 pages of authentic Aztec designs derived from ceramics, statues, altars, shields, books, and other priceless artifacts. Gods, rulers, warriors, slaves, animals, and activities both secular and sacred are brilliantly rendered by Wilson G. Turner, a skilled artist/archaeologist and a specialist in pre-Columbian archaeology. Brief captions identify each image.
Artists, designers, and illustrators will find in Aztec Designs a wealth of ideas and inspiration for a myriad of projects. Colorists will enjoy adding their own conceptions of color to these ancient motifs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486443386
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/24/2005
  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 311,553
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.58 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Ahuitzotl altar ball-court marker
Bimilek vase brazier
Chalchihuitlicue circles
Coatlicue
Codex Borbonicus
Codex Borgia
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer
Codex Laud
Codex Magliabecciano
Codex Vaticanus B
corn
Cortez
Coyolxauhqui coyote death eye death god drum, slit eagle
Earth earth monster
Ehecatl fertility goddess
Five Flower
Flower Bird
Flower Prince fresco heart
Huitzilopochtli hummingbird god
Hummingbird Wizard
Itzpapalotl jaguar
Kukulcan
Lady Precious Green
Macuilxochitl maguey
Mayahuel
Mexico City
Montezuma moon moon goddess
Oaxaca olin bowl
Puebla pyramid
Quetzalcoatl rabbit rattlesnake sacrifice sculpture serpent, feathered sex shield, feathered shield, war skull
Smoking Mirror snake, red sun
Tenoctitlán
Teotihuacán
Tepeyollotl
Tezcatlipoca
Tizatlan
Tizoc
Tlaloc
Tlaloque
Tlaltecuhtli
Tlazolteotl
Toltecs
Tula
Venus (planet)
water goddess wind god writing, Aztec
Xipe Totec
Xochipilli
Xochiquetzal
Xolotl
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