The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya, and Andean Peoples
"This book - now revised and brought up to date throughout - deals with the development of the principal styles of ancient American architecture, sculpture, and painting until the end of the Aztec and Inca empires in the sixteenth century. It tries to explain works of art as such, rather than dwelling upon those ideas about civilization which art is usually made to illustrate in books of a more archaeological character. The arrangement is by geographical regions in three main divisions: Mexico, Central America, and western South America. Architecture, sculpture, and painting occupy most of the volume. Town planning, pottery, textiles, and jewellery are among many topics discussed under the guiding divisions of region and period." -book jacket.
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