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By Andrea Stone, Marc Zender

Lavishly illustrated, absolutely cross-referenced and listed: a useful ebook for someone wishing to determine and comprehend Maya artwork during the eyes of historic scribes and artists.

The paintings of the traditional Maya should be thought of their so much singular cultural fulfillment. but regardless of a surge of renowned curiosity in those extraordinary humans, few are absolutely conscious of the richness in their inventive legacy, specific in all of pre-Columbian the United States. Maya paintings is an extraordinary mixture of linear beauty and naturalism combined with astonishing symbolic complexity. embellished items, starting from painted vases and carved jade and shell embellishes to towering stone monuments and development facades, endure the lines of a logo approach that, whereas attention-grabbing, could make an realizing of those photographs elusive to the uninitiated.

awarded right here for the 1st time is a compendium of 1 hundred hieroglyphs which are additionally the construction blocks of historic Maya portray and sculpture. equipped thematically, the symbols contact on many points of the Maya international, from the usual environment—animals, vegetation, the heavens—to the psychological panorama of gods, myths, and rituals. utilizing 1000s of line drawings and images, Andrea Stone and Marc Zender convey how you can determine those indicators, comprehend their that means, and enjoy the radical methods they seem in artwork. as well as offering a uncomplicated creation, the authors additionally provide many new and intriguing interpretations. 535 black-and-white illustrations

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