Reading Maya Art

A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture
Author: Andrea Joyce Stone,Marc Zender
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500051689
Category: Art
Page: 248
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Presented here for the first time is a compendium of one hundred hieroglyphs that are also building blocks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. Organized thematically, the symbols touch on many facets of the Maya world, from the natural environment animals, plants, the heavens to the metaphysical landscape of gods, myths and rituals. Using over five hundred line drawings and photographs, Andrea Stone and Marc Zender show how to identify these signs, understand their meaning, and appreciate the novel ways they appear in art. In addition to providing a clear and accessible introduction to Maya art, linguistics and writing, the authors also offer many new and exciting interpretations. Lavishly illustrated, fully cross-referenced and indexed, this remarkable and innovative guide will prove an invaluable tool for those wishing to see Maya art, perhaps for the first time, through the eyes of ancient scribes and artists.

Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya


Author: Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300224672
Category: Art
Page: 304
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This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials gathered across Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the gap between written texts and artistic representations, identifying key mythical subjects and uncovering their variations in narratives and visual depictions. Central characters—including a secluded young goddess, a malevolent grandmother, a dead father, and the young gods who became the sun and the moon—are identified in pottery, sculpture, mural painting, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. Highlighting such previously overlooked topics as sexuality and generational struggles, this beautifully illustrated book paves the way for a new understanding of Maya myths and their lavish expression in ancient art.

Maya Narrative Arts


Author: Karen Bassie-Sweet,Nicholas A. Hopkins
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607327422
Category: Social Science
Page: 321
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In Maya Narrative Arts, authors Karen Bassie-Sweet and Nicholas A. Hopkins present a comprehensive and innovative analysis of the principles of Classic Maya narrative arts and apply those principles to some of the major monuments of the site of Palenque. They demonstrate a recent methodological shift in the examination of art and inscriptions away from minute technical issues and toward the poetics and narratives of texts and the relationship between texts and images. Bassie-Sweet and Hopkins show that both visual and verbal media present carefully planned narratives, and that the two are intimately related in the composition of Classic Maya monuments. Text and image interaction is discussed through examples of stelae, wall panels, lintels, benches, and miscellaneous artifacts including ceramic vessels and codices. Bassie-Sweet and Hopkins consider the principles of contrast and complementarity that underlie narrative structures and place this study in the context of earlier work, proposing a new paradigm for Maya epigraphy. They also address the narrative organization of texts and images as manifested in selected hieroglyphic inscriptions and the accompanying illustrations, stressing the interplay between the two. Arguing for a more holistic approach to Classic Maya art and literature, Maya Narrative Arts reveals how close observation and reading can be equally if not more productive than theoretical discussions, which too often stray from the very data that they attempt to elucidate. The book will be significant for Mesoamerican art historians, epigraphers, linguists, and archaeologists.

Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya

Rituals of Body and Soul
Author: Andrew K. Scherer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477300511
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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From the tombs of the elite to the graves of commoners, mortuary remains offer rich insights into Classic Maya society. In Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya: Rituals of Body and Soul, the anthropological archaeologist and bioarchaeologist Andrew K. Scherer explores the broad range of burial practices among the Maya of the Classic period (AD 250–900), integrating information gleaned from his own fieldwork with insights from the fields of iconography, epigraphy, and ethnography to illuminate this society’s rich funerary traditions. Scherer’s study of burials along the Usumacinta River at the Mexican-Guatemalan border and in the Central Petén region of Guatemala—areas that include Piedras Negras, El Kinel, Tecolote, El Zotz, and Yaxha—reveals commonalities and differences among royal, elite, and commoner mortuary practices. By analyzing skeletons containing dental and cranial modifications, as well as the adornments of interred bodies, Scherer probes Classic Maya conceptions of body, wellness, and the afterlife. Scherer also moves beyond the body to look at the spatial orientation of the burials and their integration into the architecture of Maya communities. Taking a unique interdisciplinary approach, the author examines how Classic Maya deathways can expand our understanding of this society’s beliefs and traditions, making Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya an important step forward in Mesoamerican archeology.

The Maya of the Cochuah Region

Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Northern Lowlands
Author: Justine M. Shaw
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826350909
Category: History
Page: 328
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This book, the first major collection of data from the Cochuah region investigations, presents and analyzes findings on more than eighty sites and puts them in the context of the findings of other investigations from outside the area.

Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity

Space and Spatial Analysis in Art History
Author: Kaylee R. Spencer,B01
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355803
Category: Art
Page: 432
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Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them. The Maya provide a particularly strong example of the ways in which the built and imaged environment are intentionally oriented relative to political, religious, economic, and other spatial constructs. In examining space, the contributors of this volume demonstrate the core interrelationships inherent in a wide variety of places and spaces, both concrete and abstract. They explore the links between spatial order and cosmic order and the possibility that such connections have sociopolitical consequences. This book will prove useful not just to Mayanists but to art historians in other fields and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, geography, and landscape architecture.

Античные мифы и легенды


Author: Mikhail Vasilʹevich Agbunov
Publisher: Миксис
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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Месоамериканская игра в мяч. Спорт и ритуал


Author: С. Дида,Е. Приймак,М. Стюфляев
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040592280
Category: History
Page: N.A
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В очерке авторы попытались дать читателям общее представление об игре в мяч, своеобразном явлении, порожденном индейскими культурами Месоамерики. Уделено внимание проблеме происхождения и истории игры, ее современным разновидностям, снаряжению игроков, описанию самых известных стадионов и другим вопросам. Рассмотрены особенности этого ритуального соревнования у майя и ацтеков. На обложке изображен фрагмент фрески Х. Монроя из музея «Центр интерпретации Гуачимонтонес» в Теучитлане (шт. Халиско).

A Guide to Ancient Maya Ruins


Author: C. Bruce Hunter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806119922
Category: History
Page: 356
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Illustrated descriptions, explanations, and appraisals of accessible Mayan ceremonial centers in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras, setting each of the twenty-four sites in its historical, cultural, and architectural context

Tikal, Copan, Travel Guide 1978

A Complete Guide to All of the Maya Ruins of Central America
Author: Nicholas M. Hellmuth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Central America
Page: 214
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Parallels

Mesoamerican and Ancient Middle Eastern Traditions
Author: N.A
Publisher: Stonecliff Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 211
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Произведение искусства в эпоху его технической воспроизводимости


Author: Валтер Беньямин,Немецкий культурный центр им. Гете--Москва
Publisher:
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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Literacy and the Politics of Writing


Author: Albertine Gaur
Publisher: Intellect L & D E F A E
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 188
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"The approach of this book gives the reader an insight into the place of writing as an essential part of the political infrastructure of a society." "This book addresses three key questions: what exactly is the primary of writing? how does the ability to record information relate to the concept of literacy? does literacy depend on writing?" "Complete with more than 80 photographs and illustrative examples of writing through the ages, the book contains a network of references leading the reader towards further information. This will be seen as an introduction to the development of writing and literacy for courses from cultural studies through the classics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

«Кон-Тики»


Author: Тур Хейердал
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457725715
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Экспедиция норвежца Тура Хейердала, предпринятая в 1947 году, до сих пор остается примером смелого научного дерзания и отчаянного путешествия.

Ancient art at the Art Institute of Chicago


Author: Art Institute of Chicago,Michael Sittenfeld
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago Museum Shop
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 96
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Maya Archaeology

Tikal, Copán, Quirigua : Travel Guide
Author: Nicholas M. Hellmuth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Central America
Page: 100
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The World Book Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: 4000
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

An Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico


Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133447
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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A visitor's guide to the ancient Maya cities of Mexico provides photos, descriptions, and up-to-date tourist information on seventy archaeological sites and sixty museums, detailing the art, architecture, and history of each.

New Outlook


Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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