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Maya art and architecture

Author: Mary Ellen Miller; Megan Eileen O'Neil
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why the Maya created paintings, sculpture and monuments. With an array of new material, from recent finds including the La Corona panels, to new studies of the monuments at Palenque, Zotz and elsewhere, to the beautiful wall paintings discovered in recent years, this new edition will be essential reading.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Miller; Megan Eileen O'Neil
ISBN: 9780500204221 0500204225
OCLC Number: 876286564
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Precious and plain : the materials of Maya art and architecture --
3. Building the Maya world --
4. The human form --
5. Makers and modelers : developing sculptural style --
6. Maya sculpture of the palace and court --
7. Sculpture of the north : the art of Yucatan and Chichen Itza --
8. From the hand of the scribe : painted vessels in Maya art --
9. The splendor of colors : the art of murals and books --
10. A modern world of Maya art.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Mary Ellen Miller and Megan O'Neil.

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Includes discoveries and new theories from the past decade and a half. This title presents a guide to the art of the ancient.  Read more...

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Excellent....Miller (Yale) and O'Neill (Barnard College) manage the broad and deep topic of Maya art in a concise, beautifully illustrated, updates volume....Highly recommended.

 
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