The Art of Mesoamerica

The Art of Mesoamerica

From Olmec to Aztec

Book - 2006
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780500203927 (pbk.)
050020392X (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 709.72 MIL 2006
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21cm

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