From Library Journal
This beautiful and impressively researched book accompanies an exhibit organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. Editor Townsend is curator of the institute's Department of African and Amerindian Art and author of The Aztecs (Thames & Hudson, 1993), among other titles. The book's 15 essays, written by an international group of experts, explore the art, archaeology, and cultural and political history of the region while demonstrating connections to other Mesoamerican cultures and influence on major 20th-century painters and sculptors. The essays are supplemented by 446 illustrations, maps, chronological charts, site plans, and tomb reconstructions. Few other books exist on this area of Mexico, which recent investigations indicate was a much more advanced culture than originally believed. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries and for special collections.?Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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With a plethora of stunning color images of artifacts, authors who are specialists in art history, anthropology, and archaeology attach meaning to the Teuchitlan tradition. -- Science News, Vol. 155, 9 January 1999
[A]n array of intricate earthenware tomb sculptures made by a society whose sophistication we're only now discovering. -- Boston Globe, 6 December 1998