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Koontz, Rex

Overview
Works: 15 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 3,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: F1219.7, 972.01
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Most widely held works by Rex Koontz
Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs by Michael D Coe( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec capital
Landscape and power in ancient Mesoamerica by Rex Koontz( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the early cities in the second millennium B.C. to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on the eve of the Spanish conquest, ancient Mesoamericans created landscapes full of meaning and power in the center of their urban spaces. The sixteenth-century description of Tenochtitlan by Bernal Diaz del Castillo and the archaeological remnants of Teotihuacan attest to the power and centrality of these urban configurations in ancient Mesoamerican history. In Landscape and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica, Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick explore the cultural logic that structured and generated these centers." "Through case studies of specific urban spaces and their meanings, the authors examine the general principles by which the ancient Mesoamericans created meaningful urban space. In a profoundly interdisciplinary exchange involving both archaeologists and art historians, this volume connects the symbolism of those landscapes, the performances that activated this symbolism, and the cultural poetics of these ensembles."--Jacket
Lightning gods and feathered serpents : the public sculpture of El Tajín by Rex Koontz( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and beauty : organized violence in the art and archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iconography of El Tajín, Veracruz, Mexico by Rex Koontz( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete codex Zouche-Nuttall : Mixtec lineage histories and political biographies by Robert Lloyd Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-Hispanic Mixtec people of Mexico recorded political and religious history, including the biographies and genealogies of their rulers, in pictograms on hand-painted, screen-fold manuscripts known as codices. Functioning rather like movie production storyboards, the codices served as outlines of oral traditions to stimulate the memories of bards who knew the complete narratives, which were sung, danced, and performed at elite functions. Centuries later we have limited access to those original performances, and all that remains for our codex interpretation is what is painted on the pages - perhaps 5 to 10 percent of their memory-encoded information. Continuing the pioneering interpretation he began in Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca, Robert Lloyd Williams offers an authoritative guide to the entire contents of the codex in The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall. Although the reverse document (pages 42-84) has been described in previous literature, the obverse document (pages 1-41) has not been, and it has remained elusive as to narrative. The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall elucidates the three sections of the codex, defines them as to function and content, and provides interpretive and descriptive essays about the Native American history the codex recorded prior to the arrival of Europeans in Mexico and the New World generally. With a full-colour reproduction of the entire Codex Zouche-Nuttall and Williams's expert guidance in unlocking its narrative strategies and structures, The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall opens an essential window into the Mixtec social and political cosmos
Olmec art by Rex Koontz( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs by Michael D Coe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject matter of this book is the story of the pre-Spanish peoples of Mexico, who with their neighbors the Maya were the most advanced of the American Indians north of the Andes. [With this book], the reader will ... be brought up to date on the thorny problem of maize origins; on the shaft-tomb cultures of western Mexico, with their remarkable circular, temple-oriented settlements; and on the nature of the Olmec civilization in the light of new excavations at San Lorenzo, La Venta, and elsewhere on Mexico's Gulf Coast.-Pref
Visual culture studies in Mesoamerica by Rex Koontz( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Nose Piercing Ceremony in the North Temple of Great Ballcourt at Cichén Itzá by Khristaan Villela( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The artist's signature in late classic Maya art by Rex Koontz( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eight Deer Plays Ball Again: Notes on a New Codiacal Cognate by Robert Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The art of Mexican civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Rex Koontz gives a remarkable discussion on Mexico's art treasures dating back 3000 years
New monumentality, integration of the arts, and the shaping of modern life by Giovanna María Bassi Cendra( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The American art history canon poses modern art as an individualistic and detached enterprise. However, an examination of the New Monumentality discourse reveals that modern art was as socially and politically engaged as the Federal Art Project murals. Inspired by the success of the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair, this discourse linked the concept of modern monumentality to the integration of the arts. The New Monumentality had a great impact on the development of modern art because it assigned visual artists a vital role in the construction of monuments. Several avant-garde artists, among them Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi, seized the opportunity that the new approach to monumentality afforded them and created art specifically for civic spaces. The New Monumentality enabled them to fight the chronic isolation of their work from society and to fulfill their desire to reach the masses and help shape human life
K'awil in the Maya Highlands by Rex Koontz( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Alternative Names
Koontz, Rex Ashley

Languages
English (77)

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Landscape and power in ancient MesoamericaLightning gods and feathered serpents : the public sculpture of El TajínBlood and beauty : organized violence in the art and archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America