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Inhaltsangabe: The Olmecs of southern Mexico were America's oldest civilization and Mesoamerica's 'Mother Culture'. Long famous for their Colossal Heads carved from giant boulders, the Olmecs have fascinated the public and archaeologists alike since the 1940s when National Geographic magazine reported the initial explorations of their centres. Despite well-publicized discoveries of spectacular basalt sculptures, portable jade objects and richly decorated pottery vessels, until quite recently almost nothing was known about Olmec history, foreign contacts and daily life. Now archaeologists have recovered information that allows them to assemble a reasonably complete picture of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and its impact on later Mexican civilizations. The Olmecs presents the first modern overview of information from recent archaeological field projects and studies of Olmec art. In addition to detailed consideration of Olmec life, culture and art, it examines the Olmec presence in the surrounding areas of Mexico and central Mexico and their role in the formation of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican culture. Profusely illustrated, this engagingly written survey will become the standard work on this enigmatic culture.
Inhaltsangabe: The enormous basalt carved heads of the Olmecs are as impressive as those of Easter Island, but they belong to a civilisation which has for many years been little understood. Drawing on the most recent archaeological findings from projects carried out in southeastern Mexico, Richard Diehl pieces together the story of the Olmec civilisation. Lasting from 1500 to 400 BC, the Olmecs were America's oldest civilisation and two of its major centres, San Lorenzo, Mesoamerica's first city, and La Venta, which emerged as the pre-eminent society in Mexico and Central America, are studied in detail. The main part of the book examines Olmec life, culture and art and, more specifically, its cities, palaces, pyramids, plazas, tombs and religious sanctuaries, its technologies, belief systems, subsistence, trade, travel, its monumental sculpture and jade crafts. The influence of the Olmec on other cultures of Mexico, questions of how they were perceived by the Aztecs and Spanish conquistadors, as well as a review of Olmec studies from the 19th century to the present, are also included.
Buchbeschreibung London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2004. 8°, Hardcover. Buchzustand: Gut. ohne Angabe. 208 S. dust-jacket, illustrations, good condition Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 24,00 EUR. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 375547
Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson, 2004. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP61457045
Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson, London, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. original cloth hardcover,illustrated,208 pages,fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper.shelf 303. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 95092
Buchbeschreibung Blue Boards. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. The Olmecs of Mexico are America's oldest civilization and Mesoamerica's "Mother Culture", and this is the first authoritative account of this 3000-year-old-culture . Long famous for their Colossal Heads carved from giant boulders, they have fascinated the public since the 1940s when National Geographic magazine reported the initial explorations of their centres. With 152 illustrations, 20 in colour. 208 pages. Contents on pp 5-6. Sources of Illustrations on p. 202; Index on pp 203-208. Bound in blue cloth on hard boards, with silver lettering on the spine and embossed front cover. Brown dust jacket. In very good condition. Size: 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". Hard Cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006204
Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson 2004-11-30, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0500021198. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 622602
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Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020500021198