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Benson, Elizabeth P.

Overview
Works: 98 works in 485 publications in 2 languages and 16,537 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  History  Bibliography  Art  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Cartographer, Publishing director
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 )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 2,311 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 )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museums of the Andes by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows and describes pottery, fabrics, tapestries, sculpture, carvings, and other artifacts produced in pre-Columbian Peru
Olmec art of ancient Mexico by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three thousand years ago, in what is now southern Mexico, Olmec art and culture flourished. No written documents survive, but the exceptional beauty and technical brilliance of the sculpture and its seminal importance to other Mesoamerican cultures are evident in the outstanding objects examined in Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico. Specially commissioned photographs illustrate 120 magnificent pieces, which include 17 monumental sculptures from archaeological sites or Mexican museums, among them a 13-ton colossal head from San Lorenzo and the dynamic "Wrestler" from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Also featured is an extraordinary array of beautiful small-scale objects, including a unique cache of stone figurines excavated at the site of La Venta, votive axes and other implements related to human sacrifice, a ferocious-looking jade jaguar mask, and serpentine shaman transformation figures
The Mochica : a culture of Peru by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 654 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 )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual sacrifice in ancient Peru by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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's 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's essay provides a summary of sacrificial practices
The Olmec & their neighbors : essays in memory of Matthew W. Stirling( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec by Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesoamerican sites and world-views : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 16th and 17th, 1976 by Elizabeth P Benson( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in Pre-Columbian studies : essays in honor of Elizabeth P. Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 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-

Elizabeth P. Benson American Mesoamericanist

Elizabeth P. Benson Amerikaans historica

Polk Benson, Elizabeth 1924-

ベンソン, エリザベス

Languages
English (250)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Olmec art of ancient MexicoRetratos : 2,000 years of Latin American portraitsRitual sacrifice in ancient PeruThe Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th, 1973