Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art) (Paperback)

Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art) By Mary Ellen Miller, Megan O'Neil Cover Image

Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art) (Paperback)


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“In addition to serving as an introduction to Maya art, the book communicates enthusiasm for the art’s aesthetic power and grace.” —Choice

Rewritten and updated to include the discoveries and new theories from the past decade and a half, this classic guide to the art of the ancient Maya is now illustrated in color throughout. World expert Mary Miller and her co-author Megan O’Neil take the reader through the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why they created the paintings, sculpture, and monuments that intrigue and compel people the world over. With an array of new material, including the newly found La Corona panels, Waka’ figurines, and the Dz’ibanche’ staircase; studies of the monuments at Palenque, Zotz, and elsewhere; and paintings discovered in recent years; this new edition will be essential reading for students and scholars—and for travelers to the cities of this mysterious civilization.
Mary Ellen Miller is former dean of Yale College, and now directs the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Her book with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art, is considered a landmark in Maya studies.

Megan O’Neil is Assistant Professor of Art History at Barnard College.
Product Details ISBN: 9780500204221
ISBN-10: 0500204225
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: World of Art
Excellent....Miller (Yale) and O'Neill (Barnard College) manage the broad and deep topic of Maya art in a concise, beautifully illustrated, updates volume....Highly recommended.
— Choice