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Mimbres Classic Mysteries: Restructuring a Lost Culture Through Its Pottery

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The figurative pottery designs of Mimbres classic culture (A.D. 1000-1150) have long inspired archaeologists, artists, designers, and Southwest travelers alike. Today there is still relatively little known about the Mimbres people who depicted daily and ceremonial life in ancient America's most literal designs. Featuring more than seventy-five of the most remarkable examples of Mimbres prehistoric figurative art that uniquely depicts evidence of Mimbres life, culture, and environment, these pottery designs, reconstructed and distilled in digital renderings and presented in an animated story, offer us a window into this fascinating Southwest culture. Along with the remarkable colorful motif interpretations, the author uses the designs to sketch out additional information about this lost culture, including hypothesizing about the Mimbres view of nature, and the artists themselves.

Book News Annotation:

Basing their work on extensive study of Classic Mimbres Culture ceramics of 11th-12th century Mesoamerica, a New Mexico family of illustrators speculates on the origins of this "lost" people. Through analysis of unique digitally-enhanced color images of their distinctive figurative artwork, they support the theory that historic and modern southwestern US Pueblo peoples have artistic and belief system links to the Mimbres.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-171).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890134009
Author:
Steinbach, Tom
Author:
Steinbach Jr, Tom
Author:
Steinbach Jr, Tom
Publisher:
Museum of New Mexico Press
Location:
Santa Fe
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Mimbres culture.
Subject:
Mimbres pottery.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Series Volume:
107-176
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.08x8.04x.43 in. 1.36 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » North America
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Pottery and Porcelain

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