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Townsend, Richard F.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 186 publications in 7 languages and 6,604 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Fiction  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard F Townsend
The Aztecs by Richard F Townsend( Book )

60 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztec belief that the shedding of human blood ensured fertility of the land and renewal of the seasons. Chapters on the ancient deities and festival calendar, the New Fire ceremony and sacred rain-mountains, as well as kingship rites, explore this all-pervading theme in Aztec society of physical and spiritual regeneration. The Aztecs ranges from the everyday life of farmers and priests, artisans and kings, to the sinister spying activities of Aztec traders; from the
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are transmitted through visual arts and architecture
Hero, hawk, and open hand : American Indian art of the ancient Midwest and South by Richard F Townsend( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along the Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers, the archaeological remains of earthen pyramids, plazas, large communities, and works of art and artifacts testify to Native American civilizations that thrived there between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 1500. This fascinating book presents exciting new information on the art and cultures of these ancient peoples and features hundreds of gorgeous photographs of important artworks, artifacts, and ritual objects excavated from Amerindian archaeological sites. Drawing on excavation findings and extensive research, the contributors to the book document a succession of distinct ancient populations in the pre-Columbian world of the American Midwest and Southeast. A team of interdisciplinary scholars examines the connections between archaeological remains of different regions and the themes, forms, and rituals that continue in specific tribes of today. The book also includes the personal reflections of contemporary Native Americans who discuss their perspectives on the significance of the fascinating and beautiful prehistoric artifacts as well as their own cultural practices today"--Publisher description
Casas Grandes and the ceramic art of the Ancient Southwest by Richard F Townsend( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated catalogue focuses on the ceramic works of the Casas Grandes region of northwest Mexico, which flourished at the ancient site of Paquime, around A.D. 1280-1450." "In the accompanying essays, expert art historians and an artist-teacher discuss the complex imagery of approximately 80 Casas Grandes vessels with 60 pieces representing other major styles of the Greater Southwest. Superb examples show polychromatic designs of real and mythological animals, together with abstract human figures and remarkably varied geometries, demonstrating the imaginative complexity and exceptional achievement of the Casas Grandes potters. Certain motifs reflect affinities with distant Mesoamerica, yet the authors show that these forms were absorbed into a visual vocabulary that reflected the unique artistic and cosmological outlook of Casas Grandes, within the native Southwestern cultural tradition."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient West Mexico : art and archaeology of the unknown past( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encompassing the modern states of Jalisco, Colima, and Nayarit, the archaeological region of ancient West Mexico is renowned for its spectacular earthenware tomb sculpture, the legacy of societies that flourished there between 200 B.C. and A.D. 800. This book and the major exhibition it accompanies document the splendid accomplishments of the region, bringing together more than 220 of the finest examples of its sculpture from both public and private collections worldwide." "The essays are supplemented by maps, archaeological site plans, tomb reconstructions, and photographs of the West Mexican landscape."--BOOK JACKET
State and cosmos in the art of Tenochtitlan by Richard F Townsend( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of tribes and early kingdoms : selections from Chicago collections by Richard F Townsend( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This landmark publication catalogues the Art Institute of Chicago's outstanding collection of Indian art of the Americas, one of the foremost of its kind in the United States. Showcasing a host of previously unpublished objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the twentieth century, the book marks the first time these holdings have been comprehensively documented. Richard Townsend and Elizabeth Pope weave an overarching narrative that ranges from the midwestern United States to the Yucatán Peninsula to the heart of South America. While exploring artists' myriad economic, historical, linguistic, and social backgrounds, the authors demonstrate that they shared both a deep, underlying cosmological view and the desire to secure their communities' prosperity by affirming connections to the sacred forces of the natural world. The critical essays focus on topics that bridge traditions across North, Central, and South America, including materials, methods of manufacture, the diversity of stylistic features, and the iconography and functions of various objects. Gorgeously illustrated in color with more than five hundred vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an unparalleled collection"--
Little pest Pico by Ellis Credle( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Mexican boy with no ear for music has little hope of being in the band that is to welcome the President at the station until he acquires a parrot that can whistle the entire national anthem
Offerings for a new life : funerary images from pre-Columbian West Mexico by Mireille Holsbeke( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La antigua America : el arte de los parajes sagrados( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballplayers, gods, and rainmaker kings : masterpieces from ancient Mexico by Richard F Townsend( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offrandes pour une vie nouvelle : Sculptures funéraires du Mexique occidental précolombien by Mireille Holsbeke( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El antiguo occidente de México : arte y arqueología de un pasado desconocido( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers voor nieuw leven : grafgiften uit pre-Colombiaans West-Mexico( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bannerstones : an ancient Native American art tradition by Edward B Harvey( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Archaic Period, 6000-1999 B.C., prehistoric Native Americans used innovative stone working techniques to create ceremonial objects called bannerstones
Aztekler : 146 resimli by Richard F Townsend( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of the ancient Americas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive teaching manual includes a set of slides that illustrate examples of the art of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica, Central and South America
 
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The Aztecs
Alternative Names
Townsend, Richard

Townsend, Richard 1938-

Townsend, Richard Fraser

Townsend, Richard Fraser 1938-

タウンゼント, リチャード・F

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (6)

French (3)

German (2)

Turkish (2)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapesHero, hawk, and open hand : American Indian art of the ancient Midwest and SouthCasas Grandes and the ceramic art of the Ancient SouthwestAncient West Mexico : art and archaeology of the unknown pastThe ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes ; [published in conjunction with the Exhibition "The Acient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes", shown at the Art Institute (October 10,1992 - January 3,1993) ; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4 - April 18,1993 ; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 6 - August 15,1993)