Maya Art and Architecture

World of Art

Maya Art and Architecture

  1. Mary Ellen Miller
  2. Megan E. O'Neil
  • ISBN 9780500204221
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 256pp
  • 254 Illustrations, 191 in colour
  • First published 2014
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The definitive guide to the art and architecture of one of the world’s most enigmatic civilizations, now completely revised

Second edition

‘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

Maya Art and Architecture

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.