Traveling with Cortés and Pizarro: Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art: A Curator’s and Collector’s Journey Through the Stuart Handler Collection (Hardcover)
A superb selection of pre-Columbian art, ranging from terracotta, earthenware, and stone to silver and copper objects, small and large, is showcased in this lavish new book. Collector Stuart Handler and distinguished curator Joanne Stuhr describe the rich cultural context and artistic merits of individual works, and 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. Beautifully photographed, this book will appeal to all those interested in the pre-Columbian world.
Hugh Thomson traveled extensively in Latin America before becoming a filmmaker. He has since directed many documentaries, including the Out of India series and Great Journeys: Mexico and has led filming expeditions to Mexico and the Himalayas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and lives in Bristol.