Kowalski, Jeff Karl, 1951-
M.A. (Master of Arts)
School of Art
Indian art--Mexico; Indian art--Guatemala; Mayas; Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán; Mexico); Mexico--Antiquities; Guatemala--Antiquities; Tikal Site (Guatemala)
This study is a discussion and examination of various interpretations used in Pre- Columbian art history contextualized within the historical influences of Western intellectual thought. The first chapter is a general discussion of ancient Teotihuacan, the second chapter outlines the historic construction of the Classic Maya (injected with radical post-modern comments), and the last chapter reviews a two-sided argument set forth by noted Pre-Columbian scholars on interpretations of Teotihuacan-Tikal (Maya) connections. From the time of the Spanish invasion of the New World five-hundred years ago to the present, Western perceptions of Pre-Columbian civilizations have significantly changed. Therefore, various theories about the historical, social, and political histories of Mesoamerica have shifted and shaped the discipline of 20th century Pre-Columbian art history, according to whichever Western intellectual thought(s) prevailed.
Robertson, Rosalynn M., "Discussions on the theories and methodologies on ancient Teotihuacan, the Maya and Teotihuacan-Tikal connections" (1996). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2260.
xv, 259 pages
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