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.
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Series:||World of Art Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.64(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 2||The Olmecs||17|
|Chapter 3||The Late Formative||38|
|Chapter 5||Classic Monte Alban, Veracruz and Cotzumalhuapa||83|
|Chapter 6||The Early Classic Maya||102|
|Chapter 7||The Late Classic Maya||123|
|Chapter 8||Mesoamerica after the fall of Classic cities||162|
|Chapter 9||The Aztecs||197|
|List of Illustrations||236|