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. 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.
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.
'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