ALBERS COLLECTION of PRE-COLUMBIAN ART by KARL TAUBE/MAYA MEXICO/BIG 1988 1st
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THE ALBERS COLLECTION OF PRE - COLUMBIAN ART. BY KARL TAUBE . FOREWORD BY MICHAEL D. COE . PREFACE BY NICHOLAS FOX WEBER. PHOTOGRAPHS BY WILLIAM K. SACCO . New York : Hudson Hills Press, 1988. First Edition. Scarce.
A solid and attractive scarce book. Published more than 25 years ago, this edition is now long out of print and hard to find.
From the dust jacket: "The Anni and Josef Albers collection of pre -Columbian art at Yale University's Peabody Museum spans a broad range of style, time periods, and materials. The collection includes examples from various Mesoamericna cultures covering three millennia , from about 1500 b.c. to the fall of Tenochtitlan in 1521, which ended the Post classic period. Among the objects are figurines, ceramic vessels, jade pendants, and painted terra - cotta pieces. Anni and Josef Albers left Germany late in 1933, after the Gestapo forces the closing fo the Bauhaus, to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1935, during their first trip to Mexico, they purchased their first figurine. They were to return to Mexico thirteen times, becoming enthusiastic collectors at a time when few people shared their interest. The collection eventually encompassed more than one thousand objects, and the finest of these are assembled in this stunning volume. Author Karl Taube catalogues and discusses