Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For half a century the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagn (1499'e"1590) worked on a compendium of the beliefs, rituals, language, arts, and economy of the vanishing Aztec culture. This volume examines the Aztec use of color'e"in art and everyday life'e"as revealed in the Codex, the most richly illustrated manuscript of this great ethnographic work. Codice inventario libreria
For half a century the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún (1499?1590), often described as the first anthropologist of the New World, worked with his indigenous colleagues at the Collegio Imperial at Tlatelolco (now Mexico City) on an encyclopedic compendium of the beliefs, rituals, language, arts, and economy of the vanishing culture of the Aztecs. Colors Between Two Worlds examines the most richly illustrated manuscript of this great ethnographic work, the Florentine Codex, which is in the collection of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence, through the issue of color.
The Codex reveals how the colors the Aztecs used in their artistic production and in everyday life, as well as the names they gave each color, illuminate their understanding of the world around them, from the weather to the curing of disease. The pigments and dyes that indigenous artists used to illustrate the Codex reflect a larger dialogue between native and European cultures, which the Florentine Codex records more fully than any surviving document from colonial New Spain.
Gerhard Wolf is Director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence.
Joseph Connors, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, was Director of Villa I Tatti from 2002 to 2010.
Louis A. Waldman is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Descrizione libro Villa I Tatti, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Hardcover book with pictorial DJ. Dark red cloth over boards. Lettering stamped in gold on cover and spine. Title page not dated. Copyright page dated 2011. 483 pages. DJ is in very good condition with moderate wear -- some obvious rubbing, and some shelf wear. No tears. Pages are clean and unmarked. No tears, no smudges, no highlighting. Binding is tight. Contains imagery throughout. Overall, a nice copy. Codice libro della libreria 3237
Descrizione libro Villa I Tatti, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0674064623