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Canyon Spirits: Beauty and Power in the Ancestral Puebloan World (Paperback)
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Canyon Spirits: Beauty and Power in the Ancestral Puebloan World (Paperback)

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Paperback 114 Pages / Published: 30/06/2005
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The beauty of the canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau and the lives of the resourceful people that once occupied these now nearly empty places are the subject of the 85 black-and-white photographs and accompanying essays in Canyon Spirits. John Ninnemann's photographs of Chaco, Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, and the San Juan River provide the visual context for Stephen Lekson's descriptions of the early Puebloan cultures of the Southwest and J McKim Malville's consideration of the power of celestial events in the lives of these people. Together they provide a non-traditional, provocative, and visually exciting approach to Southwest archaeology.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826332417
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 215 x 280 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Both the haunting black-and-white photographs and the informed essays in this volume bring an immediacy to the world of ancient Puebloans."
"If you're jonesing for a dose of deserts and ancient Indian history, "Canyon Spirits" is a great way to do some armchair traveling and learning."
." . . inviting new book. . . "Canyon Spirits" is a fine collection not to be missed by even those with only a passing interest in Soutwestern archaeology."
"Taken together the photographs and essays in "Canyon Spirits" provide a non-taditional, provacative, and visually exciting approach to Southwest archaeology."
""Canyon Spirits" contains a large number of beautiful photographs taken by award-winning photographer John C. Ninnemann. The images show the beauty of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon and other historic sites."
"The book is a bonne bouche, a mouthful to whet your appetite to know more about canyon country and the beautiful mysterious ruins that lie strewn across it. The book sets out to explore the spirit of the country and the prople that lived there more than a millennium ago. It's underpinned with clear archaeological information and a few delicious theories."
"An artistic volume that not only informs the public about prehistoric pueblo sites and the ancient peoples of the greater Southwest but also generally succeeds in conveying a feeling of the beauty and power of their presence in those places."

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