THE ART OF MESOAMERICA

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The Art Of Mesoamerica

Author : Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN : 0500204144
Genre : Art
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Offers a survey of Mesoamerican art and architecture that includes color reproductions of the antiquities discovered throughout the region and background information about each item.
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The Art Of Mesoamerica

Author : Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN : 0500202907
Genre : Indian architecture
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A guide to the art and architecture of ancient central America, from Mexico to Honduras. Discoveries from San Lorenzo, El Manati, Monte Alban, Tikal and Copan are included and the chapter on the enigamtic Olmecs - the putative mother culture of Mesoamerica - has been expanded.
Category: Indian architecture

The Art Of Mesoamerica

Author : Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN : OCLC:1012161183
Genre : Art
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Maya Art And Architecture

Author : Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN : 0500204225
Genre : Architecture
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Presents a survey of Mayan art and architecture, focusing on the classical period from 100 B.C. to 909 A.D., covering tombs, palaces, temples, and shrines, and including such art forms as ceramics, sculptures, stone reliefs, and paintings.
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Pre Columbian Architecture In Mesoamerica

Author : María Teresa Uriarte
ISBN : 0789210452
Genre : Architecture
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Presents an overview of the aesthetics, meanings, functions, and techniques of Mesoamerican architecture, and surveys the historical development of the builder's art in each of the region's cultural areas.
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Olmec Archaeology And Early Mesoamerica

Author : Christopher Pool
ISBN : 9780521783125
Genre : History
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Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica offers the most thorough and up-to-date book-length treatment of Olmec society and culture available.
Category: History

The Art Of Urbanism

Author : William Leonard Fash
ISBN : 0884023443
Genre : Social Science
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The Art of Urbanism explores how the royal courts of powerful Mesoamerican centers represented their kingdoms in architectural, iconographic, and cosmological terms. Through an investigation of the ecological contexts and environmental opportunities of urban centers, the contributors consider how ancient Mesoamerican cities defined themselves and reflected upon their physicalâe"and metaphysicalâe"place via their built environment. Themes in the volume include the ways in which a kingdomâe(tm)s public monuments were fashioned to reflect geographic space, patron gods, and mythology, and how the Olmec, Maya, Mexica, Zapotecs, and others sought to center their world through architectural monuments and public art. This collection of papers addresses how communities leveraged their environment and built upon their cultural and historical roots as well as the ways that the performance of calendrical rituals and other public events tied individuals and communities to both urban centers and hinterlands. Twenty-three scholars from archaeology, anthropology, art history, and religious studies contribute new data and new perspectives to the understanding of ancient Mesoamericansâe(tm) own view of their spectacular urban and ritual centers.
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Ritual And Power In Stone

Author : Julia Guernsey
ISBN : 029277916X
Genre : Social Science
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The ancient Mesoamerican city of Izapa in Chiapas, Mexico, is renowned for its extensive collection of elaborate stone stelae and altars, which were carved during the Late Preclassic period (300 BC-AD 250). Many of these monuments depict kings garbed in the costume and persona of a bird, a well-known avian deity who had great significance for the Maya and other cultures in adjacent regions. This Izapan style of carving and kingly representation appears at numerous sites across the Pacific slope and piedmont of Mexico and Guatemala, making it possible to trace political and economic corridors of communication during the Late Preclassic period. In this book, Julia Guernsey offers a masterful art historical analysis of the Izapan style monuments and their integral role in developing and communicating the institution of divine kingship. She looks specifically at how rulers expressed political authority by erecting monuments that recorded their performance of rituals in which they communicated with the supernatural realm in the persona of the avian deity. She also considers how rulers used the monuments to structure their built environment and create spaces for ritual and politically charged performances. Setting her discussion in a broader context, Guernsey also considers how the Izapan style monuments helped to motivate and structure some of the dramatic, pan-regional developments of the Late Preclassic period, including the forging of a codified language of divine kingship. This pioneering investigation, which links monumental art to the matrices of political, economic, and supernatural exchange, offers an important new understanding of a region, time period, and group of monuments that played a key role in the history of Mesoamerica and continue to intrigue scholars within the field of Mesoamerican studies.
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Mesoamerican Myth A Treasury Of Central American Legends Art And History

Author : Anita Ganeri
ISBN : 9781317464839
Genre : Political Science
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In order to understand the course of economic and social disintegration in the Soviet Union, various questions were put to Soviet officials and economic and other policy advisors of the 1980s. This text assembles the analyses of key issues and turning points into a history of the systemic collapse.
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Prehistoric Mesoamerica

Author : Richard E. W. Adams
ISBN : 0806137029
Genre : History
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An up-to-date overview of Mesoamerican cultures from early prehistoric times through the fall of the Aztec Empire, Prehistoric Mesoamerica, Third Edition will be useful and appealing to readers interested in Mesoamerican art, society, politics, and intellectual achievement.
Category: History