The Art of Mesoamerica (World of Art) (Paperback)

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“An essential guide to the art and architecture of ancient Central America.” —Colonial Latin American Historical Review


Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations—Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec—as well as those of their less-well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes’s men in 1519. The fifth edition of this standard work incorporates new color images and extensive updates based on the latest research and discoveries. The revisions include a rewritten and extended chapter on Teotihuacan; up-todate analysis of the links between the Olmecs and the Maya; a discussion of new discoveries at the heart of the Aztec capital that continue to astound students of Mexico; and much more.

About the Author


Mary Ellen Miller is the Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and in 2019 will become director of the Getty Research Institute.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500204146
ISBN-10: 0500204144
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: September 10th, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: World of Art