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, Aztecas 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 fourth edition of this standard work includes exciting new discoveries, from Palenque, Mexico, where architecture and sculpture reveal a dramatic eighth century, to San Bartolo, Guatemala, where Maya paintings have riveted an international audience. Continuing hieroglyphic decipherments provide fresh insights. The revised edition of the Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students, and travelers alike.

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: 9780500203927
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: October 20th, 2006
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: World of Art