THE AZTEC PANTHEON AND THE ART OF EMPIRE.
M D Pohl, John.
Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010. First edition 98p., maps, photos, illus., boards. New Hardcover 9781606060070 This book offers points of departure for a comparative archaeology of empire. While many studies dwell on the Aztec gods and the bloody rituals performed in their horror, The Aztec Pantheon examines little-known episodes in which classicism mediated a dialogue both within and between Mesoamerica and Spain. The authors engage contemporary approaches to cross-cultural analogy, which sheds light on the function of monumental arts, religious spectacles, and consciously classicizing traditions within empires. (Item ID: 166462)