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Anasazi and Pueblo Painting.

The author intended this book to be a scholarly art history study of the painted artworks of the Pueblo Indians and their pre-historic ancestors, the Anasazi. It is that, but it is also much more. The author has put together a fresh consideration of the painting of ancient and pre-twentieth-century people who applied their painting concepts to pottery, wall paintings, pictographs, baskets, headdresses, altars, dance wands and other paintable surfaces. In reference to Pueblo arts and crafts, Brody believes that, "No one unit of that mosaic can be analyzed without serious examination of the others, for they cross-reference each other." While archeology is employed for much of the interpretation, the author characterizes himself as an art historian dealing with Native-American art, not an anthropologist. Profusely illustrated, including forty-one color plates, this book is recommended as a resource, as well as for personal growth.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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