The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardback)
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The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardback)

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Hardback 104 Pages / Published: 20/05/2010
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This is a groundbreaking exploration of the function and significance of Aztec monumental art and religious spectacles. When the Aztec Empire emerged to dominate central Mexico from 1460 to 1519, vast amounts of tribute wealth flowed into the capital city of Tenochtitlan, enabling artists and architects to create sophisticated works on a monumental scale. Confronted by a civilization without precedent, some Spanish conquistadors and missionaries looked to the classical past for explanations - with parallels being drawn between two great empires, the Aztec and the Roman. While many studies dwell on the Aztec gods and the bloody rituals performed in their honor, this groundbreaking volume examines little-known episodes in which classicism mediated a dialogue both within and between Mesoamerica and Spain, allowing the authors to shed new light on the function of monumental art and religious spectacles.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606060070
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 262 x 211 x 15 mm


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