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Author Name    HERRING, ADAM.

Title   Art And Writing In The Maya Cities, A. D. 600-800: A Poetics Of Line.

Binding   h

Book Condition   Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.

Edition   First Edition (Unstated).

Publisher    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005.

ISBN Number    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).

Price = 79.11 USD



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