Ancient Mayan art and architecture
The definitive guide to the art and architecture of one of the world’s most enigmatic civilizations, now completely revised
‘An eloquently written, beautifully illustrated, and completely up-to-date guide to the glories produced by ancient Maya artists, scribes, and architects’ – Michael D. Coe, author of The Maya
‘A milestone in the dissemination of knowledge about Maya art’ – Andrea Stone, co-author of Reading Maya Art
Rewritten from cover to cover and updated with discoveries and new theories from the past decade and a half, this classic survey is now illustrated in colour throughout.
Renowned expert Mary Miller and co-author Megan E. O’Neil explain how and why the ancient Maya created the paintings, sculpture and monuments that intrigue and compel people the world over.
With an array of new material, from recent finds that include the La Corona panels and beautiful wall paintings at San Bartolo and Calakmul, to new studies of the monuments at Palenque, Tikal and elsewhere, this second edition will be essential reading for students and scholars – and for travellers to the cities of this mysterious civilization.
Mary Ellen Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Megan E. O’Neil is Assistant Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Also of interest
The Maya Ancient Peoples and Places series Ninth edition
Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture