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Design for eternity : architectural models from the ancient Americas / Joanne Pillsbury, Patricia Joan Sarro, James Doyle, Juliet Wiersema.

By: Pillsbury, Joanne.
Contributor(s): Sarro, Patricia Joan | Doyle, James A | Wiersema, Juliet B | Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015Description: ix, 90 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1588395766; 9781588395764.Subject(s): Architectural models -- Mexico | Architectural models -- Central America | Architectural models -- Andes Region | Small sculpture, Ancient -- Mexico | Small sculpture, Ancient -- Central America | Small sculpture, Ancient -- Andes Region | Indian architecture -- Mexico | Indian architecture -- Central America | Indian architecture -- Andes Region | Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities | Indians of Central America -- Antiquities | Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Antiquities | Grave goods -- Mexico | Grave goods -- Central America | Grave goods -- Andes Region | Architectural models | Indians of Central America -- Antiquities | Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities | Indians of South America -- Antiquities | Small sculpture, AncientDDC classification: 720.973 Summary: "From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range from highly abstracted, minimalist representations of temples and houses to elaborate architectural complexes populated with figures. Such miniature structures were critical components in funerary practice and beliefs about an afterlife, and they convey a rich sense of ancient ritual as well as the daily lives of the Aztecs, the Incas, and their predecessors. This exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States, will shed light on the role of these objects in mediating relationships between the living, the dead, and the divine. It will also provide a rare look at ancient American architecture, much of which did not survive to the present day. Some thirty remarkable loans from museums in the United States and Peru will join works from the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection, which is particularly rich in this material."--Museum's website.
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Catalog of an exhibition of the same name, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from October 26, 2015, through September 18, 2016.

"From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range from highly abstracted, minimalist representations of temples and houses to elaborate architectural complexes populated with figures. Such miniature structures were critical components in funerary practice and beliefs about an afterlife, and they convey a rich sense of ancient ritual as well as the daily lives of the Aztecs, the Incas, and their predecessors. This exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States, will shed light on the role of these objects in mediating relationships between the living, the dead, and the divine. It will also provide a rare look at ancient American architecture, much of which did not survive to the present day. Some thirty remarkable loans from museums in the United States and Peru will join works from the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection, which is particularly rich in this material."--Museum's website.

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