The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

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Thames & Hudson, Limited, 2006 - Art - 256 pages
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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.

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The art of Mesoamerica: from Olmec to Aztec

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This third edition of a noted pre-Columbian art history book will satisfy various types of readers, including travelers, armchair archaeologists, museum goers, and art history students. Inspired by ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Chronological table
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Preface
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Introduction
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About the author (2006)

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

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