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Maya art and architecture

Author: Mary Ellen Miller
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, ©1999.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Miller takes the reader into the art of one of the world's most enigmatic ancient civilizations. From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New discoveries at Copán, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh interpretations of Maya sculpture and ceramics. Chapters on Maya architecture and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN: 050020327X 9780500203279
OCLC Number: 41659173
Description: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Maya architecture --
The materials of Maya art --
Early classic sculpture --
Late classic sculpture --
Sculpture of the north : the art of Yucatán and Chichen Itzá --
The human form --
Maya murals and books --
Maya ceramics --
A world of hand-held objects.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Mary Ellen Miller.

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Miller takes the reader into the art of one of the world's most enigmatic ancient civilizations. From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New discoveries at Copán, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh interpretations of Maya sculpture and ceramics. Chapters on Maya architecture and the materials of Maya art set the stage for discussions of the sculpture of different time periods and regions, the famous murals at Bonampak, the dramatic new findings at Cacaxtla, and the painted Maya ceramics of the first millennium A.D. The author has organized the material in new ways, considering the nature of the human form in Maya art, for example, and the role of the hand-held object.--From publisher description.

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