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The Art of Mesoamerica (World of Art)

From Olmec to Aztec

Mary Ellen Miller


'An expert's account … superb illustrations' Times Literary Supplement


Expanded and revised in its sixth edition, The Art of Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high prehispanic civilizations of Central America, guiding 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 Zócalo in 1790. This new edition incorporates new 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.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Sixth edition

Size: 21.0 x 15.0 cm

Extent: 296 pp

Illustrations: 242

Publication date: 4 July 2019

ISBN: 9780500204504

About the Author

Mary Ellen Miller is former Dean of Yale College, and now directs the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Her book with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings, is considered a landmark in Maya studies.