A Study of Olmec Sculptural Chronology

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Author: Milbrath, Susan

Year: 1979

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

Place: Washington, DC

Description:

71 pages with tables, figures, diagrams and bibliography. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7 3/4") issued in wrappers. Dumbarton Oaks Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology number 23. First edition.

As the earliest known Mesoamerican art style, Olmec art has been the subject of much study over the last three decades. Monumental sculpture is one of the most important facets of Olmec art, and a number of authors have focused primarily on this aspect. Many studies have described adequately the principals stylistic features of Olmec monumental sculpture, but have failed to organize the sculpture on the basis of formal similarities, aside from the primary categories of altars, stelae, etc. Careful analysis of the formal qualities of the sculpture, including modeling, composition, sculptural detail and body posture, reveal similarities that cross-cut the categories now in use.

Condition:

Corners bumped, spine rubbed, lightly soiled, sticker removed from spine else a very good copy.

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