7 edition of Olmec art and archaeology in Mesoamerica found in the catalog.
|Statement||edited by John E. Clark and Mary E. Pye.|
|Series||Studies in the history of art,, 58., Symposium papers ;, 35, Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.) ;, 58., Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., 35.|
|Contributions||Clark, John E., Pye, Mary E., National Gallery of Art (U.S.)|
|LC Classifications||N386.U5.S78 vol.58, F1291.8.056|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2005028422|
They are best known for their colossal heads. The fact that the OImec rulers could command such manpower speaks volumes about their political influence and control. David C. Bowker Data Service Summary This volume presents the creations of Mesoamerica's Olmec, best known for their monumental stone heads and jade were-jaguar. La Venta Monument 19 features the first image of a feathered serpent in Mesoamerican art.
Nordic origins[ edit ] Detail of the carved portrait nicknamed "Uncle Sam" by researchers According to Michael Coeexplorer and cultural diffusionist Thor Heyerdahl claimed that at least some of the Olmec leadership had Nordic ancestry, a view at least partly inspired by the Olmec art and archaeology in Mesoamerica book figure, often referred to as "Uncle Sam",  carved into La Venta Stela 3, whose apparent aquiline nose has been cited as possible evidence for ancient visitors to the Americas from the Old World: "The presence of Uncle Sam inspired Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian explorer and author of Kon Tiki, among others to claim a Nordic ancestry for at least some of the Olmec leadership Located about 25 miles 40 kilometers south of Mexico City, Zazacatla covered about one square mile 2. Table of Contents. La Venta was also a mighty city, with thousands of citizens and far-reaching influence in the Mesoamerican world. There was a priest class and a ruling class who lived privileged lives in the higher parts of the cities. Roy; University of Iowa Appeared in Library Journal on While occasionally challenged, the centrality of Olmec art and ideology in shaping Mesoamerican civilization cannot in fact be denied.
The individual dwellings would consist of a house, an associated lean-to, and one or more storage pits similar in function to a root cellar. Were-jaguar Feathered Serpent. The Olmecs were extremely talented artists and sculptors: they produced many statues, masks, figurines, stelae, thrones and more. Table of Contents.
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Without specifically addressing the Olmec art and archaeology in Mesoamerica book objects there displayed, it addresses itself rather to a Olmec art and archaeology in Mesoamerica book range of recent investigations of Olmec archaeology and art. Some were displayed at the exhibition, Olmec Art from Ancient Mexico, at Washington's National Gallery of Art five years ago and discussed in its catalogue.
Sometimes dubbed "America's first civilisation", their degree of social and political organisation is unknown, as are the most mundane details of their economy. Over-emphasis on the Olmec has not allowed other peoples of early Mesoamerica their place in the cultural sun, but, as this book and its congeners show, they remain a topic of perennial fascination.
The Olmec used obsidian in many tools because worked edges were very sharp and durable. Mainstream American History and Literature specialists[ who? There are some clues, however. The end result? The Olmecs were extremely talented artists and sculptors: they produced many statues, masks, figurines, stelae, thrones and more.
Whether there is a solely Olmec source for this ideological superstructure and the art in which it is manifested lies at the bottom of the argument: the autochthonist school sees the Olmec not as fons et origobut only as primus or even par inter pares. This book discusses recent spectacular finds and provides a framework for understanding the history, art, and archaeology of the Olmec.
The rulers seem to have been the most important religious figures, with their links to the Olmec deities or supernaturals providing legitimacy for their rule.
The Olmec were great artists and traders who culturally dominated early Mesoamerica from their mighty cities of San Lorenzo and La Venta. Summaries Unpaid Annotation This handsome volume presents the creations of Mesoamerica's most ancient societies in their archaeological contexts.
Many important works of art have been found in and around San Lorenzo, including the sculptures of the hero twins and ten colossal heads. Sincean early date for Olmec society has not been in dispute, but just about everything else has: no urban sites are known nor, for that matter, any villagesso the sobriquet of "civilisation", putting the Olmec on a par with early Sumer and late Predynastic Egypt, has appeared to some hyperbolic.
The Olmecs also made countless smaller pieces, including celtsfigurines, and masks. AD This book takes a look at the evidence of a trade route which supposedly connected the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through the narrow Mexican isthmus from the south.
Riplakish is depicted as the second king following a famine which had decimated the Jaredite kingdom Ether — A modest temple may have been associated with the larger villages. The individual dwellings would consist of a house, an associated lean-to, and one or more storage pits similar in function to a root cellar.
David C. This suggests that perhaps it was no longer safe to go and get the blocks: perhaps local tribes had become hostile. While the actual ethno-linguistic affiliation of the Olmec remains unknown, various hypotheses have been put forward.
Stirling, along with art historian Miguel Covarrubiasbecame convinced that the Olmec predated most other known Mesoamerican civilizations. They were first known as a culture inwhen a number of archaeologists met in Mexico City.
Generally, only six pristine cultures are thought to exist: those of ancient India, Egypt, China, Sumeria, and the Chavin Culture of Peru in addition to the Olmec. Chalcatzingoin Valley of Moreloscentral Mexico, which features Olmec-style monumental art and rock art with Olmec-style figures.
Olmec culture was greatly influential on later societies, such as the Maya and the Aztec. John Clark and Mary Pye's book is the published record of a companion symposium a rival show, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, almost entirely of looted and otherwise unprovenanced pieces, was mounted in Princeton a few months previously.
The Olmec style, even in the Gulf coast region to which the term should properly be confined, looks awfully consistent to have persisted for eight centuries.
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Roy; University of Iowa Appeared in Library Journal on While occasionally challenged, the centrality of Olmec art and ideology in shaping Mesoamerican civilization cannot in fact be denied.Sep 18, · Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica by Christopher A.
Pool,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(13). Olmec alternative origin speculations are non-mainstream theories that have been suggested for the formation of Olmec civilization which contradict generally accepted scholarly consensus.
Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica. Cambridge World Archaeology. Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks (PDF). Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks, no. 2. Book Review | October 01 Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica; Greater Mesoamerica: The Archaeology of West and Northwest Mexico Edited by Michael Foster and Shirley Gorenstein.
(Salt Lake City:University of Utah Press, xvi + pp., figures, tables, bibliography,index. $ cloth.) Author: Bradford Andrews.Olmec Art pdf Archaeology in Mesoamerica.
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Pye. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London. CHRISTOPHER A. POOL. University of Kentucky. From Olmec to Epi-Olmec at. Tres Zapotes. J.Billie Follensbee, Ph.D.is Full Professor of Art History at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where she teaches courses on the art history and archaeology of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and a course on art and artifact conservation.Jul 11, · Ebook Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica book.
Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This handsome volume presents the creations of Me /5(7).