Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World

Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World

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ISBN-13: 9780292768086
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 375
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

GEORGE E. LANKFORD is an emeritus professor of folklore at Lyon College. His books include Looking for Lost Lore: Studies in Folklore, Ethnology, and Iconography and Reachable Stars: Patterns in the Ethnoastronomy of Eastern North America. F. KENT REILLY III is Director of the Center for the Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America at Texas State University–San Marcos.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction (F. Kent Reilly III, James F. Garber, and George E. Lankford)
  • General Studies
    • Chapter 1. Regional Approaches to Iconographic Art (George E. Lankford)
    • Chapter 2. The Cosmology of the Osage: The Star People and Their Universe (James R. Duncan)
  • Regional Studies: Middle Mississippi Valley
    • Chapter 3. The Regional Culture Signature of the Braden Art Style (James A. Brown)
    • Chapter 4. Early Manifestations of Mississippian Iconography in Middle Mississippi Valley Rock-Art (Carol Diaz-Granados)
  • Regional Studies: Lower Mississippi Valley
    • Chapter 5. Mississippian Ceramic Art in the Lower Mississippi Valley: A Thematic Overview (David H. Dye)
    • Chapter 6. The Great Serpent in the Lower Mississippi Valley (F. Kent Reilly III)
  • Regional Studies: Cumberland Valley
    • Chapter 7. Iconography of the Thruston Tablet (Vincas P. Steponaitis, Vernon James Knight, Jr., George E. Lankford, Robert V. Sharp, and David H. Dye)
    • Chapter 8. Woman in the Patterned Shawl: Female Effigy Vessels and Figurines from the Middle Cumberland River Basin (Robert V. Sharp, Vernon James Knight, Jr., and George E. Lankford)
  • Regional Studies: Moundville
    • Chapter 9. A Redefinition of the Hemphill Style in Mississippian Art (Vernon James Knight, Jr., and Vincas P. Steponaitis)
    • Chapter 10. The Raptor on the Path (George E. Lankford)
    • Chapter 11. The Swirl-Cross and the Center (George E. Lankford)
  • Regional Studies: Etowah and Upper Tennessee Valley
    • Chapter 12. Iconography of the Hightower Region of Eastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia (Adam King)
    • Chapter 13. Dancing in the Otherworld: The Human Figural Art of the Hightower Style Revisited (F. Kent Reilly III and James F. Garber)
    • Chapter 14. Raptor Imagery at Etowah: The Raptor Is the Path to Power (Adam King and F. Kent Reilly III)
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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