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Pasztory, Esther

Overview
Works: 40 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 7,365 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: F1219.1.T27, 709.8
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Most widely held works about Esther Pasztory
 
Most widely held works by Esther Pasztory
Aztec art by Esther Pasztory( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Aztec art, looking at temple architecture, featherwork, mosaics, painted books, and sculptures. Examines Aztec society, its gods, rigid social classes, rulers, history, and poetry
Pre-Columbian art by Esther Pasztory( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the varied cultural traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes
Teotihuacan : an experiment in living by Esther Pasztory( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive study and reinterpretation of the unique arts of Teotihuacan, including architecture, sculpture, mural painting, and ceramics. Comparing the arts of Teotihuacan - not previously judged "artistic"--With those of other ancient civilizations, Esther Pasztory demonstrates how they created and reflected the community's ideals. Pasztory argues that, unlike the art of other Mesoamerican groups, the art of Teotihuacan refrains from glorifying rulers because its people wished to create the image of an integrated community. Instead their art glorifies nature and the supernatural and emphasizes egalitarian rather than aristocratic values. Pasztory identifies a great goddess who presided over this construction of civic harmony. Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living is a portrait of a culture that made no portraits, a reinterpretation of a culture that left no texts interpreting itself. Nineteen color and seventy-seven black-and-white illustrations accompany the text
Teotihuacan : art from the city of the gods( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Classic Mesoamerica, A.D. 400-700 by Esther Pasztory( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking with things : toward a new vision of art by Esther Pasztory( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At its heart, Pasztory's thesis is simple and yet profound. She asserts that humans create things (some of which modern Western society chooses to call "art") in order to work out our ideas - that is, we literally think with things. Pasztory draws on examples from many societies to argue that the art-making impulse is primarily cognitive and only secondarily aesthetic. She demonstrates that "art" always reflects the specific social context in which it is created, and that as societies become more complex, their art becomes more rarefied."--Jacket
The iconography of the Teotihuacan Tlaloc by Esther Pasztory( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murals of Tepantitla, Teotihuacan by Esther Pasztory( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Frédéric Waldeck : artist of exotic Mexico by Esther Pasztory( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas : Contemporary Perspectives( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A contributed volume featuring studies on Latin American art and archaeology by former students and current colleagues of Esther Pasztory, an influential art historian who is now professor emerita at Columbia University"--Provided by publisher
Teotihuacan : city of the gods = ciudad de los dioses( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Classic Mesoamerica, 400-700 A.D.( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the pyramids : a romance ; Colonial tales by Esther Pasztory( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens and fakes : popular theories about the origins of ancient Americans by Esther Pasztory( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of ancient Peru : treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera by Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes works from all of ancient Peru's major cultures - pieces that have long been considered icons of Peruvian art. Spectacular ceramics from Moche, Chimu, and other cultures portray scenes of ritual drama, shamanism, mythology, and warfare. The working of precious metals reached its zenith in ancient Peru, and stunning gold and silver jewelry, headdresses, and ceremonial vessels are featured. A fearsome copper mask of a fanged deity, exquisite mosaic earplugs with inlays of precious shell and stone, an intricate Lambayeque textile featuring elaborate beings - these are just a few of the masterworks that are illustrated and described
Remove trouble from your heart by Esther Pasztory( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity and difference : the uses and meanings of ethnic styles by Esther Pasztory( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feathered serpents and flowering trees : reconstructing the murals of Teotihuacán( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Xochicalco stelae and a Middle Classic deity triad in Mesoamerica by Esther Pasztory( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods of Teotihuacan : A synthetic approach in Teotihuacan iconography by Esther Pasztory( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pre-Columbian art
Alternative Names
Esther Pasztory American art historian

Esther Pasztory historiadora del arte estadounidense

Pásztory

Pasztory, Esther

Languages
English (123)

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Pre-Columbian artTeotihuacan : an experiment in livingThinking with things : toward a new vision of artJean-Frédéric Waldeck : artist of exotic MexicoDaughter of the pyramids : a romance ; Colonial talesThe spirit of ancient Peru : treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco HerreraRemove trouble from your heart