Pasztory, Esther. Teotihuacan: an experiment in living

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Teotihuacan: an experiment in living

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1997. xxii, 282 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Esther Pasztory ; foreword by Enrique Florescano

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Central Mexico Classic (NU92)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical reconstruction (174); Visual arts (5311); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Dwellings (342); Religious and educational structures (346); Cities (633); Spirits and gods (776); Architecture (341); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph is a study by by Esther Pasztory of Teotihuacan based on an approach that the author calls structural and semiotic analysis. She analyzes the symbols expressed by the pyramid, the gods, the precinct of power, the apartment compound, painting, ceramics, and the representation of the human body. Immersed in the study of symbols, the work adopts the perspective that art is a reflection of the society that created it and is a mirror in which ideals can be perceived that do not always coincide with the reality producing them (p. xv).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nu92-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-272) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Art Historian-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 2100-1250 BP (AD 100-750)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Teotihuacán, Valley of Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indian art--Mexico--Teotihuacán San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico) Teotihuac´n Site (San Juan Teotihuac´n, Mexico)


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