RE-CREATING THE WORD Painted Ceramics of the Prehistoric Southwest
By Barbara L. Moulard
Published by Schenck Southwest Publishing
First edition, hardback with slip cover, 227 pages, beautifully illustrated with full-page photographs of prehistoric pottery
Re-creating the Word presents 130 fine works of ceramic art formed and painted by anonymous artisans of the prehistoric Southwest. The artworks represent dozens of different painted ceramic types and a variety of styles that originated from archaeology described cultures and span a time period of nine hundred years from roughly A.D. 750 to 1680.
Kayenta- Where the Painted Word Began
Chaco - Land of Light and Shadow
Hohokam - Blood, Water and the Land
Salado - Subsuming the Painted Word
Zuni - Breath of the Ancestors
Hopi - Words from the Upperworld
Mimbres - Words from the Underworld
The Last Word
From the Jacket:
Re-Creating the Word: Painted Ceramics of the Prehistoric Southwest is a survey of prehistoric ceramic art created by anonymous artists of the Southwest. Through an analysis of the ceramic artworks, author Barbara L. Moulard examines the cultural and mythological traditions and worldviews of the Hohokam, Mogollon, and Pueblo (Anasazi) societies. This book introduces fresh discussion and interpretation of prehistoric Southwest ceramics, and new insight and appreciation of the artisans and societies that created them.
The 130 artworks presented here have been culled from thousands of examples for more than thirty years. They are some of the most exquisite prehistoric ceramics known to exist, and span a time period of nine hundred years from roughly A.D. 750 to 1680. In Re-Creating the Word, you will see twenty-eight Mimbres bowls, the finest group of Sikyatki Polychromes ever assembled in a private collection, and beautiful and rare Salado, Hohokam, and White Mountain Red Wares.