The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec
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.
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Review: The Art of MesoamericaUser Review - Carolyn - Goodreads
A really great introduction to and overview of a huge, complex subject. Dense with illustrations and clearly, succinctly written. Read full review
Review: The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec (World of Art)User Review - Alanna - Goodreads
While it provides a succinct overview of Precolumbian sites and cultural artifacts in the region, the text is curt and not always as clear as it could be. A fine introduction, but lacking depth and context in favor of brevity. Read full review