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- DescriptionIllustrations remain one of the fundamental tools of archaeology, a means by which we share information and build ideas. Often treated as if they were neutral representations, archaeological illustrations are the convergence of science and the imagination. This volume, a collection of fourteen essays addressing the visual presentation of the Pre-Columbian past from the fifteenth century to the present day, explores and contextualizes the visual culture of archaeological illustration, addressing the intellectual history of the field and the relationship of archaeological illustration to other scientific disciplines and the fine arts. One of the principal questions raised by this volume is how do archaeological illustrations, which organize complex sets of information, shape the construction of kwledge? These visual and conceptual constructions warrant closer scrutiny: they matter, they shape our thinking. Archaeological illustrations are a mediation of vision and ideas, and the chapters in this volume consider how visual languages are created and how they become institutionalized. Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas is about the ways in which representations illuminate the concerns and possibilities of a specific time and place and how these representations, in turn, shaped the field of archaeology.
- Author BiographyJoanne Pillsbury is Associate Director of Scholarly Programs at the Getty Research Institute. Barbara W. Fash is Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Byron Ellsworth Hamann recently completed a PhD in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of History at the University of Chicago. Stephen D. Houston is Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. Scott R. Hutson is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. Bryan R. Just is the Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Princeton University Art Museum. Leonardo Lopez Lujan is Senior Professor and Researcher of Archaeology at the Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City. John W. Rick is Associate Professor and former Chair of Anthropological Sciences at Stanford University. Alain Schnapp is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Adam T. Sellen is Professor of Mesoamerican Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autoanoma de Mexico, Merida, Yucatan. Lisa Trever is Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Luis Felipe Villacorta Ostolaza receiced his licenciado in archaeology from the Pontificia Universidad Catoica del Peru; He is currently a candidate for the MA in history at the University of Guelph, Canada. Khristaan D. Villela is Research Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico. Jason Weems is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Riverside.
- Author(s)Barbara W. Fash,Bryan R. Just,Joanne Pillsbury,Scott R. Hutson,Stephen D. Houston
- PublisherDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Date of Publication04/12/2012
- Series TitleDumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia
- Place of PublicationWashington DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Content Note212 color illustrations, 79 halftones, 20 line illustrations
- Weight2398 g
- Width222 mm
- Height285 mm
- Spine42 mm
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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