The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec / Edition 3

The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec / Edition 3

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by Mary Ellen Miller
     
 

Mary Miller succinctly and evocatively 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.

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Mary Miller succinctly and evocatively 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.

For the third edition of this standard work, Professor Miller opens up new windows on the ancient past with fresh readings of Mesoamerican works of art, all the while offering careful archaeological interpretations. Recent hieroglyphic decipherments provide insights into ancient works, confirming the connections between the Maya and their neighbors. Revised throughout, with special attention to evidence for dating, the revised Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students and travelers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203453
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.64(d)

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Table of Contents

Chronological table6
Preface7
Ch. 1Introduction9
Ch. 2The Olmecs17
Ch. 3The Late Formative38
Ch. 4Teotihuacan67
Ch. 5Classic Monte Alban, Veracruz and Cotzumalhuapa83
Ch. 6The Early Classic Maya102
Ch. 7The Late Classic Maya123
Ch. 8Mesoamerica after the fall of Classic cities162
Ch. 9The Aztecs197
Select Bibliography232
List of Illustrations236
Index238

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