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How the Maya built their world : energetics and ancient architecture

Author: Elliot Marc Abrams
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explicates author's theory of architectural energetics, which involves translating structures into volumes of raw and manufactured materials that are then multiplied by the time required for their  Read more...

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Abrams, Elliot Marc, 1954-
How the Maya built their world.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994
(OCoLC)621294433
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot Marc Abrams
ISBN: 0292704615 9780292704619 0292704623 9780292704626
OCLC Number: 29564628
Description: xiii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Background to Architectural Energetics at Copan --
3. Maya Architectural Forms --
4. The Energetics of Construction --
5. Costs and the Construction Process --
6. Energetics and the Hierarchy of Social Power --
7. The Organization of Construction Labor --
8. Architecture and Economics --
9. Conclusions --
Appendix A. Costs per Task per Structure --
Appendix B. Reuse Savings.
Responsibility: Elliot M. Abrams.
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