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.