A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography: Reading a Culture by Donald A. Proulx PDF

By Donald A. Proulx

ISBN-10: 1587298295

ISBN-13: 9781587298295

for nearly 8 hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the vegetation, animals, birds, and fish in their fatherland on Peru’s south coast in addition to quite a few summary anthropomorphic creatures whose shape and that means are often incomprehensible this day. during this first book-length remedy of Nasca ceramic iconography to seem in English, drawing upon an archive of greater than 8 thousand Nasca vessels from over a hundred and fifty private and non-private collections, Donald Proulx systematically describes the main inventive motifs of this beautiful polychrome pottery, translates the most important subject matters displayed in this pottery, after which makes use of those descriptions and his stimulating interpretations to research Nasca society. After starting with an outline of Nasca tradition and an evidence of the fashion and chronology of Nasca pottery, Proulx strikes to the center of his publication: a close class and outline of the total variety of supernatural and secular topics in Nasca iconography besides a clean and targeted interpretation of those topics. Linking the pots and their iconography to the archaeologically recognized Nasca society, he ends with a radical and obtainable exam of this historic tradition considered during the lens of ceramic iconography. even if those static pictures can by no means be absolutely understood, by way of animating their subject matters and meanings Proulx reconstructs the lifeways of this advanced society.

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