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The art of Mesoamerica : from Olmec to Aztec / Mary Ellen Miller.

By: Miller, Mary Ellen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World of art: Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, Inc., 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: Sixth edition.Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500204504; 0500204500.Subject(s): Indian art -- Mexico | Indian art -- Central America | Indian architecture -- Mexico | Indian architecture -- Central AmericaDDC classification: 709.72 Summary: "Expanded and revised in its sixth edition, The Art of Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Hispanic civilizations of Central America--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and Aztec--as well as those of their lesser-known contemporaries. Providing an in-depth examination of central works, this book guides readers through the most iconic palaces, pyramids, sculptures, and paintings. From the Olmec colossal head 5 recovered from San Lorenzo to the Aztec calendar stone found in Mexico City's Zocalo in 1790, this book reveals the complexity and innovation behind the art and architecture produced in pre-Hispanic civilizations. This new edition incorporates fifty new lavish color images and extensive updates based on the latest research and dozens of recent discoveries, particularly in Maya art, where excavations at Teotihuacan, the largest city of Mesoamerica, and Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztecs, have yielded new sculptures. 270 color illustrations"--Amazon.com.
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Expanded and revised in its sixth edition, The Art of Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Hispanic civilizations of Central America--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and Aztec--as well as those of their lesser-known contemporaries.Providing an in-depth examination of central works, this book guides readers through the most iconic palaces, pyramids, sculptures, and paintings. From the Olmec colossal head 5 recovered from San Lorenzo to the Aztec calendar stone found in Mexico City's Zocalo in 1790, this book reveals the complexity and innovation behind the art and architecture produced in pre-Hispanic civilizations.This new edition incorporates fifty new lavish color images and extensive updates based on the latest research and dozens of recent discoveries, particularly in Maya art, where excavations at Teotihuacan, the largest city of Mesoamerica, and Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztecs, have yielded new sculptures.

Include bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and index.

"Expanded and revised in its sixth edition, The Art of Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Hispanic civilizations of Central America--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and Aztec--as well as those of their lesser-known contemporaries. Providing an in-depth examination of central works, this book guides readers through the most iconic palaces, pyramids, sculptures, and paintings. From the Olmec colossal head 5 recovered from San Lorenzo to the Aztec calendar stone found in Mexico City's Zocalo in 1790, this book reveals the complexity and innovation behind the art and architecture produced in pre-Hispanic civilizations. This new edition incorporates fifty new lavish color images and extensive updates based on the latest research and dozens of recent discoveries, particularly in Maya art, where excavations at Teotihuacan, the largest city of Mesoamerica, and Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztecs, have yielded new sculptures. 270 color illustrations"--Amazon.com.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Map (p. 6)
  • Preface (p. 8)
  • Chapter 1 Introduction (p. 11)
  • Chapter 2 The Olmecs: Establishing Mesoamerican foundations (p. 24)
  • Chapter 3 Late Formative: A diverse Mesoamerica comes of age (p. 52)
  • Chapter 4 Teotihuacan: City of fire, city of water (p. 82)
  • Chapter 5 Classic cities from coast to coast (p. 108)
  • Chapter 6 The rise of Classic Maya cities (p. 129)
  • Chapter 7 Late Classic: Maya cities at their height (p. 153)
  • Chapter 8 Mesoamerica after the fall of Classic cities (p. 199)
  • Chapter 9 The Aztecs: A new world found (p. 238)
  • Chronological table (p. 278)
  • Select bibliography (p. 279)
  • Illustration credits (p. 288)
  • Index (p. 291)