Howard Nowes - 07/14/2007
Article coming soon, in the meantime, these are the books for research.
Bibliography Pre Columbian Gold
Between Continents / Between Seas: Precolumbian Art of Costa Rica. Abel-Vidor, Suzanne et al. Harry N. Abrams 1981, 8.5x11", 240 pp., ceramics jade and gold illustrated. b&w and color photographs by Dirk Bakker.
Goldwork and Shamanism : An Iconographic Study of the Gold Museum Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo Columbia: Compania Litografica Nacional S. A. 1988. Hard Cover. First English Edition, 9 1/4" wide x 12 1/2 " tall. 174 pages with full color photos throughout, many full page with detailed information on the rich culture, history, beliefs and practices of shamanic peoples.
The Art Of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection. Jones, Julie, ed. Boston: New York Graphic Arts Soc. / Little, Brown and Company, (1989). 248 pp. Bibliology.4to. Cloth (hardback). First edition. Illus. with 79 color photos and 83 b/w photos + 4 maps.
The Gold of Ancient America Wardwell, Allen Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1969. Paperback. Very Good. 1st Edition/2nd Printing. ISBN:0878460160. Catalogue for the Virginia Museum show. 136 illus objects. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
PRECOLUMBIAN GOLD: TECHNOLOGY AND ICONOGRAPHY. McEwan, Colin, ed.London, 2000. 272 pp.; 37 colour and 159 b/w illus., 50 line drawings, index, biblio. Pbk. Collection of papers by leading international scholars presenting the latest research into the technology and iconography of Precolumbian goldworking. Papers from a conference held in May 1996
Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon: Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art.: Emmerich, André Seattle University of Washing Press, 1965. 4to. Hard Cover (Cloth with sl. dam. dustwrapper). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 216 pp. with bibliography & index. More than 200 photographs. also in color.