Art of Mesoamerica

Art of Mesoamerica

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by Mary Ellen Miller
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203927
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Miller is the Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Yale University.

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