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Black book cover of Traveling with Cortés and Pizarro, Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art, featuring a terracotta sculpture of a tiger with fangs and claws, published by 5 Continents Editions.

Traveling with Cortés and Pizarro

Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art

By (author) Stuart Handler
By (author) Hugh Thomson
By (author) Joanne Stuhr


  • A stunning and unique way of presenting Pre-Columbian art to the public
  • A lavishly illustrated book where art and history meet in a passionate narrative
  • Full page/multiple color illustrations - an almost three-dimensional experience
Full Description

Along with 150 full-color glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver, and copper objects, a Pre-Columbian art lover and prestigious curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. On his part, the acclaimed author, explorer, and filmmaker Hugh Thomson gives a detailed, exciting narrative – based upon extensive research – of the role art played in the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés and of Peru by Francisco Pizarro. It is rare that a collector takes such a personal, descriptive part in publishing his treasure trove, but in this lavishly illustrated book, Stuart Handler describes why he gathered Pre-Columbian art, what attracted him to the individual pieces, and what artistic attributes make these objects outstanding works. Contents: The Collection and Patrimony by Stewart Handler; Introduction: Beginning the Journey, by Stewart Handler; Traveling with Cortés, by Hugh Thomson; Traveling with Pizarro, by Hugh Thomson; The Stuart Handler Collection; Index.

Five Continents Editions
12th Jun 2018
USA & Canada
10.16 in x 12.44 in
400 Pages
245 color
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