Canto, danza y música precortesianos
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
Place: Mexico City
379 pages with plates including frontispiece, illustrations, figures, map, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 7") issued in gray cloth with green lettering to spine and pictorial to cover. Limited to 4000 copies. 1st edition.
Archaeological finds attest to the great variety of instruments and forms of musical expression and dance in the Maya world, the Aztec territories, and the extensive Andean empire of the Inca. Sixteenth-century Spanish chroniclers in Mexico and Peru have left texts that vividly describe the musical instruments, singing and dancing of the Aztec and Inca. It is clear from historical evidence that music and dance in the ancient cultures of the Americas were often closely linked to ritual and ceremony. Picture with in the pages are elegant polychromatic vessels that depict musical activity in association with historical and supernatural events, as well as numerous sculptures of musicians and musical instruments.
Corners bumped. Jacket spine ends chipped, corners rubbed and chipped, some edge wear, hinges and fold over edges rubbed else a very good copy in about a very good jacket.
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