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Benson, Elizabeth P.

Overview
Works: 134 works in 413 publications in 2 languages and 15,910 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  History  Bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Cartographer
Classifications: E61, 970
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth P Benson
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth P Benson
Atlas of ancient America by Michael D Coe( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 56 maps, 329 illustrations, and accompanying text describing ancient American art, history, and archaeology
The Maya world by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museums of the Andes( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contiene 142 fotografías a color
Olmec art of ancient Mexico by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions by fourteen Olmec specialists reflect the latest Mesoamerican scholarship and represent a wide range of interpretive approaches of this fascinating subject. They discuss not only the works of art but also the many recent finds that provide remarkable insights into Mexico's most ancient culture, as well as its cultural history, cosmology, and daily life
The Mochica: a culture of Peru by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retratos : 2,000 years of Latin American portraits by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of portraiture in Latin America is astonishingly long and rich. For over 2,000 years, portraits have been used to preserve the memory of the deceased, bolster the social standing of the aristocracy, mark the deeds of the mighty, advance the careers of politicians, record rites of passage, and mock symbols of the status quo. This beautiful and wide-ranging book-the first to explore the tradition of portraiture in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day-features some 200 works from fifteen countries. Retratos (Portraits) presents an engaging variety of works by such well-known figures as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and Jose Campeche as well as stunning examples by anonymous and obscure artists. Distinguished contributors discuss the significance of portraits in ancient Mayan civilizations, in the world of colonial Iberians, in the political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in a remarkable range of other times and locations. With a wealth of informative details and exquisite color illustrations, Retratos invites readers to appreciate Latin American portraits and their many meanings as never before. F This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition of Latin American portraiture ever organized in the United States. The exhibition is on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York (December 3, 2004 to March 20, 2005) the San Diego Museum of Art (April 16 to June 12, 2005) the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (July 23 to October 2, 2005) the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2005, to January 8, 2006 and the San Antonio Museum of Art (February 4 to April 30, 2006)
Maya iconography by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and the afterlife in pre-Columbian America : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 27th, 1973( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds and beasts of ancient Latin America by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Categorization of animals by domesticated, hunted, anomalous, birds, amphibians and reptiles, fish, crustaceans, and mollusks reveals common themes among depictions from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Ritual sacrifice in ancient Peru by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is indeed a significant contribution that contains an immense amount of new evidence. ... The authors offer plentiful support for the view that human sacrifice is a very ancient and important, though shocking, Andean tradition."--William J Conklin, Research Associate for the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., the Field Museum, Chicago, and the Institute of Andean Studies, BerkeleyPropitiating the supernatural forces that could grant bountiful crops or wipe out whole villages through natural disasters was a sacred duty in ancient Peruvian societies, as in many premodern cultures. Ritual sacrifices were considered necessary for this propitiation and for maintaining a proper reciprocal relationship between humans and the supernatural world. The essays in this book examine the archaeological evidence for ancient Peruvian sacrificial offerings of human beings, animals, and objects, as well as the cultural contexts in which the offerings occurred, from around 2500 B.C. until Inca times just before the Spanish Conquest. Major contributions come from the recent archaeological fieldwork of Steve Bourget, Anita Cook, and Alana Cordy-Collins, as well as from John Verano' laboratory work on skeletal material from recent excavations. Mary Frame, who is a weaver as well as a scholar, offers rich new interpretations of Paracas burial garments, and Donald Proulx presents a fresh view of the nature of Nasca warfare. Elizabeth Benson' essay provides a summary of sacrificial practices
Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec by Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olmec & their neighbors : essays in memory of Matthew W. Stirling( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cult of the feline; a conference in pre-Columbian iconography, October 31st and November 1st, 1970( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dumbarton Oaks Conference on Chavín, October 26th and 27th, 1968 by Dumbarton Oaks Conference on Chavín( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesoamerican writing systems; a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 30th and 31st, 1971 by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worlds of the Moche on the north coast of Peru by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sea in the pre-Columbian world : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 26th and 27th, 1974( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th, 1973 by Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Maya relief panels at Dumbarton Oaks by Michael D Coe( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Columbian metallurgy of South America : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 18th and 19th, 1975( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Atlas of ancient America
Alternative Names
Benson, E. P.

Benson, E. P. 1924-

Benson, E. P. (Elizabeth P.)

Benson, Elizabeth

Benson, Elizabeth 1924-

Benson, Elizabeth P. 1924-

Benson, Elizabeth Polk 1924-

Polk Benson, Elizabeth 1924-

ベンソン, エリザベス

Languages
English (184)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Olmec art of ancient MexicoRetratos : 2,000 years of Latin American portraitsBirds and beasts of ancient Latin AmericaRitual sacrifice in ancient Peru