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Why the elegant Mimbres black-on-white pottery designs have largely escaped the attention of the art world and the general public is as puzzling as the life and disappearance of the Mimbres people themselves. In their primitive world-living a nearly Stone Age existence within southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona in the tenth century A.D.-these mysterious people madeWhy the elegant Mimbres black-on-white pottery designs have largely escaped the attention of the art world and the general public is as puzzling as the life and disappearance of the Mimbres people themselves. In their primitive world-living a nearly Stone Age existence within southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona in the tenth century A.D.-these mysterious people made their delicate and refined pottery with enchanting hand-painted, black-on-white designs that go unrivalled in all the 8,000 years of pottery making. With a succinct, accurate explanatory text, precise renderings of Mimbres designs, and thoughtful interpretations for each work of art, "Art of a Vanished Race" offers a veritable art history of the remarkable Mimbres people. ...

Title : Art of a Vanished Race: The Mimbres Classic Black -On-White
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ISBN : 9780916280000
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 15 Pages
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Art of a Vanished Race: The Mimbres Classic Black -On-White Reviews

  • Peter Tillman
    2019-02-02 11:49

    This is a nice and inexpensive collection of redrawings of Classic Mimbres pots, copied and/or redrawn from various old archeological reports. Copyright date is 1975, and refs cited stop at the late 60s, so take the historic introduction with a grain of salt.But the heart of the book is 40 full-page oversize b/w pottery drawings. This is a very nice resource for artists (the designs are public domain) and people like me, who just want to look at these splendid artworks. The drawings are somewhat idealized, but this is one of the first Mimbres books I bought, and I still look at it every few years. Oldie but Goodie!Note that my copy is the 1975 first edition. I haven't seen the later reprints. Per an Amazon listing, the 1998 High Lonesome ed. is the 4th printing.