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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.
Category: Art

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

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.
Category: Architecture

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.
Category: Social Science

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.
Category: Architecture

Masks Of The Spirit

Author : Peter T. Markman
ISBN : 0520064186
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, and as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; and (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-Columbian survivals; the syncretic compromise; and today's masks. Over 100 color and black-&-white photos.
Category: Social Science

Art And Architecture In Mexico

Author : James Oles
ISBN : 0500204063
Genre : Architecture
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“A lucid—at times, even poetic—summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles's text. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.” –Donna Pierce, Denver Art Museum
Category: Architecture

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.
Category: Political Science