THE MAYA: VOICES IN STONE. Second, revised and enhanced edition. Ed. by Alejandra Martinez de Velasco Cortina and Maria Elena Vega Villalobos. Ediciones Turner, S.A., Madrid, 2015. Published in association with Ambar Diseno, Mexico City, and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. Original edition published 2011 by Ambar Diseno, Mexico City. 516 pp. with 341 ills. (244 col.). 30 x 30 cm. ISBN 9788416354870 In English.
Publisher's description: A gorgeously produced volume of over 500 pages, The Maya: Voices in Stone is a breathtaking visual appraisal of the enormous diversity of Mayan culture, buttressed by contributions from the leading contemporary scholars of classical Mayan culture, and covering Mayan art, writing, religion, rituals, social structures, government, architecture, warfare and geopolitical landscape. Objects found at various archaeological sites help to reconstruct the Maya's customs, tracing the New World's greatest civilization of antiquity through the classical period until the Spanish conquest and subsequent colonialism. With over 300 images, this is both a groundbreaking work of scholarship -- archaeological, historical, sociological and anthropological -- as well as a gorgeously illustrated sourcebook for the general reader. It also includes a Mayan area map, chronological chart, index, list of further reading, as well as various infographics throughout.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 172016
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