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PRE-COLUMBIAN ART AND THE POST-COLUMBIAN WORLD
Ancient American Sources of Modern Art
By Barbara Braun

311 illustrations, 97 in full color,
340 pages, 9 x 11-3/4"
ISBN 0-8109-2947-3
EAN 978081092947-0
paperback
US$34.95 CAN$49.00

 


"A truly marvelous book. Braun welds together fresh insights and impeccable scholarship, and expresses both with clarity and grace . . . while establishing original, now unbreakable connections between the art and architecture of the ancient Americas and the arts of the modern era. I learned something new on every page."
-Pete Hamill

Until this trailblazing 1993 book, now reissued in paperback, much attention had been given to the connection between modern art and indigenous African forms, while pre-Columbian sources of modern art had been largely unexplored. Correcting this oversight, Barbara Braun offers an in-depth look at Paul Gauguin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Diego Rivera, Henry Moore, and Joaquín Torres García and the pre-Columbian forms that provided inspiration for their art, dramatizing the often surprising comparisons in over 300 striking illustrations. Together with an overview of more recent artists who continue to be indebted to ancient American forms and ideas, this "groundbreaking, exciting study fills a major gap in our understanding of modern art."-Publishers Weekly

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