Title Art And Writing In The Maya Cities, A. D. 600-800: A Poetics Of Line.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005.
0521842468 / 9780521842464
Seller ID 41238X1
Examines an important aspect of the visual cultures of the ancient Maya in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. During a critical period of cultural evolution, artistic production changed significantly, as calligraphy became an increasingly important formal element in Maya aesthetics and was used extensively in monumental building, sculptural programs and small-scale utilitarian objects. Adam Herring's study analyzes art works, visual programs, and cultural sites of memory, providing an anthropologically-informed description of ancient Maya culture, vision, and artistic practice. An inquiry into the contexts and perceptions of the ancient Maya city, his book melds epigraphic and iconographic methodologies with the critical tradition of art-historical interpretation. The contents of the book is as follows: 1. Yuknoom's stare, the beholder's share; 2. Gesture and speech; 3. In the realm of the senses; 4. Piedras Negras: capital city, canted landscape; Epilogue: signatures of sociability. Winner of the 2006 Vasari Award. Includes an Index. "The volume has an extensive bibliography and excellent illustrations." - Choice
(Key Words: Mayan Civilization, Central America, Adam Herring, Mexico, Maya, Antiquities, Maya Language, Maya Writing, Mayan Inscriptions, Mexico, Yaxchilan, Piedra Negras, Palenque, Jaguars, Ceramics, Calligraphy).