The Divine Heart of Things : Pre-Columbian Art from the Ludwig Collection Paperback / softback
This catalogue presents around 200 artifacts from Irene and Peter Ludwig's collection of pre-Columbian art from the Americas.
The works are organized thematically and ethnically, looking at pottery of the Mimbres culture; Mayan works in jade and the diversity of cultures in postclassic Western Mesoamerica (Toltecs, Aztecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs and Tarascans); the development of early cultures in the Central Andes; ancient Peruvian erotic sculpture; metallurgy in the pre-Hispanic Andes; ritual drinking and libation; and many other topics and genres.
A final section considers the appropriation of the pre-Columbian past throughout history and in the present.
Also included are timelines of ancient American cultures.
The Ludwig Collection today is part of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 248 pages, 299 colour, 48 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
- Publication Date: 16/01/2013
- Category: Art of indigenous peoples
- ISBN: 9783863352936