Mimbres Painted Pottery, Revised Edition Softback

Item No: 19522

$ 34.95

  • A distinguished scholar of Southwestern Native arts for over thirty years, J. J. Brody returns to his early work on the Mimbres ceramic tradition, which established him as the leading authority on the arts of this ancient people. In this revised edition, Dr. Brody incorporates the extensive fieldwork done on Mimbres sites since the original publication in 1977, updating his discussion of village life, the larger world in which the Mimbres people lived, and how the art that they practiced illuminates these wider issues. This engaging work establishes a new standard for the artistic interpretation of a classic Southwestern culture for the new century and will interest archaeologists, art historians, and all people who enjoy the beauty, humor and humanity of Mimbres pottery.

    • Author: J.J. Brody
    • Paperback: 264 pages
    • Publisher: School of American Research Press; Revised edition (February 23, 2005)
    • ISBN-10: 1930618271
    • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.6 inches
  • J.J. Brody is professor emeritus, Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico and former director of UNM’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.
  • The Mimbres cultural florescence between A.D. 1000 and A.D. 1140 remains one of the most visually astonishing and anthropologically intriguing questions in Southwest prehistory. In this revised edition of his classic book on Mimbres ceramics, J.J. Brody incorporates new fieldwork and research. He addresses human and animal iconography, the importance of perspective and motion in perceiving Mimbres artistry, and the technology used to produce the ceramics. Placing the study of ancient art and artifacts in the present, he notes the impact of the antiquities market on archaeological and artistic research. Featuring over one hundred new illustrations and insights drawn from a lifetime of study and contemplation, this revised edition is the definitive volume on Mimbres pottery.
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