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Serpientes en el Arte Prehispánico - Serpents in Pre-Hispanic Art - Artes de México


Serpents in Pre-Hispanic Art. There are few motifs in Mexican art that are as charged with meaning as the snake. It’s associated with life and death, earth and water, the world and the underworld. This exploration reveals the metamorphoses of a mythic creature in an aesthetic linked to the terrifying and the sublime.

Written by: Claude Baudez, Jean Chevalier, Dominique Dufétel, Enrique Florescano, Mercedes de la Garza, Alain Gheerbrant, Carlos J. González, Sara Ladrón de Guevara, D.H. Lawrence. Coord.: Dominique Dufétel

Bilingual edition (Spanish and English).