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The art & architecture of the Aztec & Maya : an illustrated encyclopedia of the buildings, sculptures and art of the peoples of Mesoamerica

Author: Charles Phillips
Publisher: London : Southwater, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explore the architecture of ancient Mexico and Central America, and discover the fabulous arts and crafts, sculptures, metalwork, and textiles of these great pre-industrial civilizations."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Phillips
ISBN: 9781844763689 1844763684
OCLC Number: 153558683
Notes: "Previously published as part of a larger volume: The Aztec & Maya world."
Includes index.
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Discovering the past --
Palaces, temples, and sacred centres --
Building the cities --
Potters and weavers --
The carver's art --
Precious work --
Images, symbols, and words.
Other Titles: Art and architecture of the Aztec and Maya
Responsibility: Charles Phillips.

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The book goes on to discuss and illustrate the beauty of the colossal stone sculptures of the Toltec, and the magnificent jade carvings of the Olmec, and the turquoise mosaics of the Aztec. The book  Read more...

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