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 is the ideal companion for art historians, students, and travelers alike.
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The art of Mesoamerica: from Olmec to AztecUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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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A Thames & Hudson pocket book is well written, beautifully illustrated and packed with pertinent information for those who are interested. Read full review