The Art of Mesoamerica

The Art of Mesoamerica

From Olmec to Aztec

Book - 2007
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Norton Pub
"An essential guide to the art and architecture of ancient Central America."—Colonial Latin American Historical Review
Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations—Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztecas well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes's men in 1519.The fourth edition of this standard work includes exciting new discoveries, from Palenque, Mexico, where architecture and sculpture reveal a dramatic eighth century, to San Bartolo, Guatemala, where Maya paintings have riveted an international audience. Continuing hieroglyphic decipherments provide fresh insights. The revised edition of the Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students, and travelers alike.

Blackwell North Amer
Mary Ellen Miller surveys the artistic achievements of the high Precolumbian civilizations - Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec - as well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes's men in 1519. The fourth edition of this standard work includes new discoveries, from Palenque, Mexico, where architecture and sculpture reveal a dramatic eighth century, to San Bartolo, Guatemala, where Maya murals of unprecedented complexity and sophistication have been uncovered in the past few years. Continuing hieroglyphic decipherments - not only of Maya writing but of other Mesoamerican civilizations - provide insights into works of the past.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9780500203927
050020392X
Branch Call Number: 709.72 MILLE
Notes: Previous edition: 2001

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