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To be like gods : dance in ancient Maya civilization

Author: Matthew George Looper
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Examines several types of data relevant to ancient Maya dance, including hieroglyphic texts, pictorial images in diverse media, and architecture. This title illustrates the application of various  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Looper, Matthew George.
To be like gods.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008041134
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew George Looper
OCLC Number: 748898231
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
Awards: Winner of Association for Latin American Art Book Award 2010 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Definition and Interpretation of Ancient Maya Dance Definitions of Dance History of Maya Dance Studies Aesthetics and Embodiment Sources and MethodsChapter 1: The Textual Record of Dance Decipherment of Dance Texts The Contexts of T516 "Dance" Expressions Case Study 1: Dos Pilas Case Study 2: Yaxchilan ConclusionsChapter 2: The Iconography of Dance Identifying Dance Iconography Case Study: Dance in the Bonampak Murals ConclusionsChapter 3: Dance Poses and Gestures The Study of Body Positions in Maya Art Dance Poses Problematic Poses From Pose to Gesture: Reconstructing Dance Movement from Figural Images Case Study: Narrative and Avian Dances ConclusionsChapter 4: Dance on Classic Maya Ceramics by Matthew Looper, Dorie Reents-Budet, and Ronald L. Bishop Case Study 1: Dances of the Maize God Case Study 2: The Ik'-Style Corpus of Pictorial Cylinder Vessels ConclusionsChapter 5: The Architectural Settings of Dance Case Study 1: Dance Platforms at Copan and the Yucatan Case Study 2: Temple and Palace Dances in Campeche ConclusionsChapter 6: The Persistence of Maya Dance After European Contact Characteristics of Colonial and Modern Maya Dance Case Study: The Patzkar ConclusionsEpilogue: Dance as an Image of Civilization Dance as an Image of Divinity Dance as an Image of Society Dance as an Image of the State Aesthetics as Image and Process Dance in Ancient Maya HistoryAppendix: T516 "Dance" Expressions Ordered by DateNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: Matthew G. Looper.


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