Maya Architecture

Temples in the Sky


Author: Kenneth Treister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813042466

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

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A discussion of Maya buildings through the eyes of an architect.

Space and Sculpture in the Classic Maya City


Author: Alexander Parmington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002346

Category: Art

Page: 261

View: 8612

Examines how images, texts and architectural form controlled movement of people through the various precincts in Classic Maya cities.

Ancient Maya

The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization


Author: Arthur Demarest

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521533904

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 7568

Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.

A World History of Art


Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya


Author: Gerardo Aldana y V.,Edwin L. Barnhart

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976434

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3591

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations revealed inscriptions carved into stone that also preserved astronomical records, along with architecture that was built to reflect astronomical orientations. These materials provided the basis of a growing professionalized archaeoastronomy, blossoming in the 1970s and expanding into recent years. The chapters here exemplify the advances made in the field during the early 21st century as well as the on-going diversity of approaches, presenting new perspectives and discoveries in ancient Mayan astronomy that result from recent studies of architectural alignments, codices, epigraphy, iconography, ethnography, and calendrics. More than just investigations of esoteric ancient sciences, studies of ancient Mayan astronomy have profoundly aided our understanding of Mayan worldviews. Concepts of time and space, meanings encoded in religious art, intentions underlying architectural alignments, and even methods of political legitimization are all illuminated through the study of Mayan astronomy.

Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities

Aerial Views of Pre-Columbian Ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras


Author: William M. Ferguson,Richard E. W. Adams

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826328014

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 1961

William Ferguson's classic photographic portrayal of the major pre-Columbian ruins of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras is now available from UNM Press in a completely revised edition. Magnificent aerial and ground photographs give both armchair and actual visitors unparalleled views of fifty-one ancient cities. The restored areas of each site and their interesting and exotic features are shown within each group of ruins. The authors have thoroughly revised the text for this new edition, and they have added over 30 new photographs and illustrations as well as a completely new chapter by Richard E. W. Adams on regional states and empires in ancient Mesoamerica. Over a span of three thousand years between 1500 B.C. and A.D. 1500 great civilizations, including the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Toltec, Zapotec, and Aztec, flourished, waned, and died in Mesoamerica. These indigenous cultures of Mexico and Central America are brought to life inMesoamerica's Ancient Citiesthrough stunning color photographs. The authors include the most recent research and most widely accepted theoretical perspectives on Mesoamerican civilizations. Ideal for the general reader as well as scholars of Mesoamerica, this volume makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the Americas.

Art and Society in a Highland Maya Community

The Altarpiece of Santiago Atitlán


Author: Allen J. Christenson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292789831

Category: Art

Page: 260

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This book is a study of a major piece of modern Mayan religious art.

The Ancient Maya and Their City of Tulum

Uncovering the Mysteries of an Ancient Civilization and Their City of Grandeur


Author: Bonnie Bley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462062725

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 2042

Discover the ancient Maya civilization and one of their most popular toured ancient ruined cities of Tulum, Mexico in this detailed guidebook. Th e Ancient Maya and Th eir City of Tulum: Uncovering the Mysteries of An Ancient Civilization and Th eir City of Grandeur, is an easy to read comprehensive guide to unlocking the secrets and mysteries of the ancient Maya civilization. It answers the questions that so many people ask about one of the most interesting and amazing civilizations that existed in this world and explores in depth the biggest Maya mystery of all; Th e Maya Doomsday December 21, 2012 Prophesy. It embarks upon the secrets and mysteries surrounding their calendars, their beliefs, the way in which they lived, what happened to them, and their ancient cities in this complete comprehendible guide with photographs and illustrations.