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Analyzed by scholars, deployed by Mexican nationalists, beloved by the public, and reproduced in every medium and scale since its rediscovery in 1790, the Aztec Calendar Stone, or Piedra del Sol, has become the most recognizable Pre-Columbian monument. Commissioned by the Mexican emperor Motecuhzoma I in the last decades before the Spanish invasion of the New World and buried by the conquerors not long afterward, the Aztec Calendar Stone has had a far-reaching afterlife in the modern world.

The Aztec Calendar Stone includes an extended scholarly introduction and a selection of twenty-one key sources dating from 1581 to the present on this massive and puzzling sculpture--including works by Antonio de Leon y Gama, Alfredo Chavero, Eduard Seler, Hermann Beyer, Carlos Navarrete and Doris Heyden, Cecelia Klein, H. B. Nicholson, Felipe Solis, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, and others--many published here for the first time in English.

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Certainly the most recognizable Pre-Columbian artifact and one of the most famous objects in the world, the Aztec Calendar Stone has fascinated scholars and the public since it was rediscovered in 1790. In this volume, editors Villela (Art History, University of New Mexico) and Miller (Art History, Yale University) provide an overview of the Calendar Stone's history and significance, followed by a selection of 21 key sources (many published in English for the first time), ranging from Antonio de Leon y Gama's 1792 report on the Calendar Stone's discovery to up-to-date scholarship from the first years of this century. Beautifully designed and generously illustrated (including 21 color plates), this scholarly volume will interest historians, archaeologists, and art historians, as well as some general readers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Khristaan D. Villela is a visiting professor of art history at the University of New Mexico and a visiting scholar at the New Mexico History Museum. Mary Ellen Miller is a professor of art history at Yale University and dean of Yale College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606060049
Author:
Villela, Khristaan D.
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Introduction by:
Robb, Matthew H.
Introduction:
Robb, Matthew H.
Editor:
Miller, Mary Ellen
Author:
Villela , Khristaan
Author:
Miller, Mary
Subject:
Mexico Antiquities.
Subject:
Aztecs -- Antiquities.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
10.50 x 8.50 in

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