- Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
- Publication Date: October 30, 2018
- Price: $95.00
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 12
- ISBN: 978-88-7439-808-9
- EAN: 9788874398089
- Page Count: 400
- Illustrations: 245 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
A superb selection of pre-Columbian art, ranging from terracotta, earthenware, and stone to silver and copper objects, small and large, is showcased in this lavish new book. Collector Stuart Handler and distinguished curator Joanne Stuhr describe the rich cultural context and artistic merits of individual works, and acclaimed author, explorer, and filmmaker Hugh Thomson gives a detailed, exciting narrative—based upon extensive research—of the role art played in the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés and of Peru by Francisco Pizarro. Beautifully photographed, this book will appeal to all those interested in the pre-Columbian world.
About the authors
Hugh Thomson is an award-winning British travel writer, filmmaker, and acclaimed explorer. He has led research expeditions in Peru, exploring Inca settlements. Joanne Stuhr is an art historian and independent curator who works with museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Stuart Handler has been collecting art for 45 years, focusing on Mexican folk art, Mexican festival masks, and pre-Columbian art.