Decoding Mimbres Painting

Decoding Mimbres Painting Ancient Ceramics of the American Southwest

Hardback (07 May 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Named after a valley in what is now Southwestern New Mexico, the Mimbres culture flourished between the 10th and 12th centuries. Through the exploration of paintings on Mimbres bowls, this book offers revelations about the culture's worldview based on the patterns and shapes depicted in its pottery. Drawing on extensive research as well as photography of the flora and fauna that still thrive in the Mimbres Valley, the authors make the case that the pottery's beautiful black-and-white paintings and highly intricate designs are abstractions of hallucinogenic experiences. Presenting a distinctive new interpretation of the iconography of ancient Mimbres painted ceramics, this volume addresses Mimbres culture and how this past civilization lived and communicated with the spirit world.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791357430
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 978.901
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 111
Weight: 752g
Height: 213mm
Width: 276mm
Spine width: 16mm