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Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902 [Hardcover]

Margot Blum Schevill , Janet Catherine Berlo , Edward B. Dwyers


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Jan. 1 1993
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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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (Jan. 1 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292751435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292751439
  • Product Dimensions: 30.7 x 21.8 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,940,531 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an OMG beautiful and thorough compendium Aug. 10 2012
By John B. Morgan III - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
4.0 out of 5 stars Diversity abounds in Guatemalan textile collection of G.A. Eisen Nov. 25 2013
By Fran Dorr - Published on Amazon.com
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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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