The Pottery of Acatlan: A Changing Mexican Tradition

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Author: Lackey, Louana M (1926- )

Year: 1982

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Place: Norman


xi+164 pages with 18 color plates, 3 maps, 68 figures, appendix, glossary, and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/2") issued in green with gilt lettering to spine. 1st edition.

The pottery creations of Acatlan - the distinctive trees of life, the candle holders, the little churches, the delightful toads and lizards and goats, and burros of the Acatl�n markets - are joyous discoveries for visitors to this very old crafts-oriented town in Puebla, Mexico. These creations are however, much more than modern-day curios. Their materials, methods of manufacture, and manner of decorating go far back in time - at least to the Classic Period of Mesoamerican culture. From the evidence of sherds from the past, the author effectively establishes that the potters of Acatl�n are Carrying on a tradition that is many hundreds of years old.


Binding error front end paper glued to paste down, half title page chipped at head corner else very good in like jacket.

SOLD 2016

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