Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them. The Maya provide a particularly strong example of the ways in which the built and imaged environment are intentionally oriented relative to political, religious, economic, and other spatial constructs.
In examining space, the contributors of this volume demonstrate the core interrelationships inherent in a wide variety of places and spaces, both concrete and abstract. They explore the links between spatial order and cosmic order and the possibility that such connections have sociopolitical consequences. This book will prove useful not just to Mayanists but to art historians in other fields and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, geography, and landscape architecture.
|Publisher:||University of New Mexico Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Maline D. Werness-Rude is an assistant professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Kaylee R. Spencer is an associate professor of art history and the chair of the art department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Imagery, Architecture, and Activity in the Maya World: An Introduction Maline D. Werness-Rude Kaylee R. Spencer 1
Chapter 2 Aligning the Jester God: The Implications of Horizontality and Verticality in the Iconography of a Classic Maya Emblem Penny Steinbach 106
Chapter 3 Redefining God L: The Spatial Realm of a Maya "Earth Lord" Michele M. Bernatz 140
Chapter 4 Space Men Carving Out a Sense of Place in the Chochola Style Maline D. Werness-Rude 178
Chapter 5 Public Spaces in the Ancient Maya City: A History Flora Simmons Clancy 210
Chapter 6 Locating Palenque's Captive Portraits: Space, Identity, and Spectatorship in Classic Maya Art Kaylee R. Spencer 229
Chapter 7 Spaces of Transformation at Temple 1, Tikal, Guatemala Elizabeth Drake Olton 271
Chapter 8 The Shifting Spatial Nexus of an Urban Maya Landscape: A Case Study of Architecture, Sculpture, and Ceramics at Yo'okop Linnea Wren Travis Nygard Justine M. Shaw 306
Chapter 9 The Ideal and the Symbolic: The Use of Shared Orientational Space in Contemporary Highland Maya Performance Rhonda Taube 344
Epilogue: Portals, Turtles, and Mythic Places Michael D. Carrasco 374