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The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

Mary Ellen Miller

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Thames & Hudson
01 August 2019
History of art: pre-history; History of art: ancient & classical art; History
Expanded and revised in its sixth edition, The Art of Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high prehispanic 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 prehispanic civilizations.

This new edition incorporates new lavish colour 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.
By:   Mary Ellen Miller
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Sixth edition
Volume:   0
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm, 
Weight:   620g
ISBN:   9780500204504
ISBN 10:   0500204500
Series:   World of Art
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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