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Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902 Hardcover – 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292751435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292751439
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,616,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In an informative and beautifully illustrated book, Schevill sets forth copious research that serves to enhance the visual impact of these Guatemalan textiles located at Berkeley's Hearst Museum. It is both a detailed anthropological study, which delves into aspects of Mayan culture and examines historical and sociological forces brought to bear on Mayan communities of Guatemala, and a catalog of the stunning collections, containing descriptions of techniques, dying processess, and textile production. Schevill also presents a fascinating if brief biography of Gustavus Eisen, the Swedish American scientist whose journeys to Guatemala were supported by Phoebe Hearst. This comprehensive collection of textiles includes many admirable woven and embroidered objects and garments of breathtaking design. Alice Joyce

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Informative and beautifully illustrated. . . . It is both a detailed anthropological study, which delves into aspects of Mayan culture and examines historical and sociological forces brought to bear on Mayan communities of Guatemala, and a catalog of the stunning collections, containing descriptions of techniques, dying processes, and textile production. (Booklist )

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on August 10, 2012
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If you are an artist, intrigued with color, awed by craftsmanship, this book is a must for your collection. Nuff said.
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I recommend it to people interested in weaving and textiles. Guatemala is a very diverse culture with many villages which have garments unique to their village. This book is very informative about the Guatemalan life and culture..
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