The Pottery of Acatlan: A Changing Mexican Tradition
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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 Acatlï¿½n 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 Acatlï¿½n 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.
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