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

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

by Mary Ellen Miller
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The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec / Edition 3

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.

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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)

Table of Contents

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

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