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Publisher Comments:

Over 1,200 years ago, a magnificent civilization towered above the jungles of Central America and southern Mexico. The highly sophisticated people who inhabited this area had built elaborately carved temples and religious compounds, only to have their achievements disappear over the centuries, destroyed by foreign conquests, earthquakes, floods, and tropical overgrowth. This book, using as background the discoveries of 19th-century adventurers, describes the efforts of twentieth-century archeologists who excavated and restored a number of important sites to their former architectural splendor. Today, Mayan architecture attracts not only students of pre-Columbian civilization but also tourists, historians, and anthropologists. This book, through the author's own detailed illustrations, presents 36 sites as they appeared more than a thousand years ago. Facing the illustration of each structure is a documented text of archaelogical finds and a line drawing of existing remains. Among the sites depicted are the shrine in the Temple of the Cross at Palenque; the Acropolis and a Maya sweat bath in Piedras Negras, Guatemala; the hieroglyphic stairway, ball court, and reviewing stand in Copán, Honduras; The Palace at Sayil, Yucatán; The Palace of the Governors, in Uxmal; and The Red House and platforms on the north terrace at Chichén Itzá. Archaeological references and a map of the Maya area, showing the location of illustrated sites, complete this imaginative and well-executed study of ancient Mayan architecture. Unabridged republication of the edition published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C., 1946. Introduction. 95 illustrations.

Book News Annotation:

This reissued volume features 36 full-page b&w plates of noteworthy sites (e.g. a Maya sweat bath and ball court) of this Mesoamerican civilization, a site map, and commentary. Lacks an index. Originally published in 1946 by the Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC, with which the author was affiliated. Oversize: 11.5x9.25<">. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Magnificent guide presents 36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; Red House and north terrace at Chich&eacute;n Itz&aacute;; more. Each illustration features text of archeological finds and line drawing of remains. 95 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486424842
Author:
Proskouriakoff, Tatiana
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Proskourlakoff, Tatlana
Author:
Proskouriakoff
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Maya architecture
Subject:
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Subject:
Mexico Antiquities.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
no. 01-03-041
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 line, 65 hts.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.25 x 11.38 in 1.06 lb

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Magnificent guide presents 36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; Red House and north terrace at Chich&eacute;n Itz&aacute;; more. Each illustration features text of archeological finds and line drawing of remains. 95 illustrations.
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