Description - Traveling with Cortes and Pizarro - Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art by Stuart Handler
Along with 150 full-colour glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver, and copper objects, a Pre-Columbian art lover and prestigious curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. On his part, the acclaimed author, explorer, and filmmaker Hugh Thomson gives a detailed, exciting narrative - based upon extensive research - of the role art played in the conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortes and of Peru by Francisco Pizarro. It is rare that a collector takes such a personal, descriptive part in publishing his treasure trove, but in this lavishly illustrated book, Stuart Handler describes why he gathered Pre-Columbian art, what attracted him to the individual pieces, and what artistic attributes make these objects outstanding works. Contents: The Collection and Patrimony by Stewart Handler; Introduction: Beginning the Journey, by Stewart Handler; Traveling with Cortes, by Hugh Thomson; Traveling with Pizarro, by Hugh Thomson; The Stuart Handler Collection; Index. AUTHORS: Hugh Thomson is an award-winning British writer and filmmaker as well as an acclaimed explorer. He has led research expeditions in Peru, exploring Inca settlements. Among his films: Indian Journeys, with William Dalrymple. His many books include: The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland (2001) and Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico (2009). Joanne Stuhr is a distinguished art historian and independent curator who works with museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Stuhr's books include Talking Birds, Plumed Serpents and Painted Women: Prehistoric Ceramics of Casas Grandes; Heaven, Hell, and the Places in Between: Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection; Ritual Beauty: Art of the Ancient Americas; Pre-Columbian Inspiration in Mexican Silver Design; The Figure Examined in American and European Art of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Stuart Handler has been collecting art for forty-five years, building collections in the areas of American abstract expressionism, contemporary realism, Mexican folk art, Mexican festival masks, and Pre-Columbian art. Edward Parrinello is a renowned photographer of jewellery and tribal art. SELLING POINTS: A stunning and unique way of presenting Pre-Columbian art to the public A lavishly illustrated book where art and history meet in a passionate narrative Full page/multiple colour illustrations - an almost three-dimensional experience 245 colour images
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Author Biography - Stuart Handler
Hugh Thomson is an award-winning British travel writer, filmmaker, and acclaimed explorer. He has led research expeditions in Peru, exploring Inca settlements. Joanne Stuhr is an art historian and independent curator who works with museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Stuart Handler has been collecting art for 45 years, focusing on Mexican folk art, Mexican festival masks, and pre-Columbian art. Edward Parrinello is a renowned photographer of jewellery and tribal art.
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