Organized thematically, myths, the symbols touch on many facets of the Maya world, the heavens―to the mental landscape of gods, plants, from the natural environment―animals, and rituals. Yet despite a surge of popular interest in these remarkable people, few are fully aware of the richness of their artistic legacy, unique in all of pre-Columbian America.
Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture #ad - Presented here for the first time is a compendium of one hundred hieroglyphs that are also the building blocks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. Decorated objects, while fascinating, bear the traces of a symbol system that, ranging from painted vases and carved jade and shell ornaments to towering stone monuments and building facades, can make an understanding of these images elusive to the uninitiated.
In addition to providing a basic introduction, the authors also offer many new and exciting interpretations. Lavishly illustrated, fully cross-referenced and indexed: an invaluable book for anyone wishing to see and understand Maya art through the eyes of ancient scribes and artists.
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the MayaThames & Hudson #ad - Nearly 300 entries, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Teotihuacanos, from accession to yoke, Maya, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Photographs and illustrations throughout Thames Hudson. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world.
The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. The myths and beliefs of the great pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings.
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya #ad - Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, confession, dance, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, and pilgrimage. In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions.
. Mary miller and karl taube draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies, to produce an authoritative work that will serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and on the latest Mexican discoveries, and travelers.
The Maya Ninth edition Ancient Peoples and PlacesThames & Hudson #ad - Dramatic refinements in our understanding of the pace of developments of the Maya civilization have led scholars to perceive a pattern of rapid bursts of building and political formation. Coe and houston update this classic by distilling the latest scholarship for the general reader and student. Among the finest new discoveries are spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, which reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty and the founding of dynasties.
The Maya Ninth edition Ancient Peoples and Places #ad - The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya. Expeditionthe maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. 213 illustrations, 28 in color Thames Hudson. Other finds include the discovery of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, recovered from an underwater cavern in the Yucatan peninsula, along with new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal.
This new edition incorporates the most recent archaeological and epigraphic research, which continues to proceed at a fast pace. Thames Hudson.
Reading the Maya Glyphs, Second EditionThames & Hudson #ad - Coe, an accomplished calligrapher, and Mark Van Stone, the noted Mayanist, have made the difficult, often mysterious script accessible to the nonspecialist. In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D. After an introductory discussion of maya culture and history and the nature of the Maya script, politics, royal lives and rituals, warfare, dynastic names, the authors introduce the glyphs in a series of chapters that elaborate on topics such as the intricate calendar, relationships, ceramics, and the supernatural world.
Thames Hudson. The breaking of the maya code has completely changed our knowledge of this ancient civilization, and has revealed the Maya people's long and vivid history. The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a lexicon, a syllabary, and translation exercises. For the second edition, updating captions, the authors have taken the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments.
Reading the Maya Glyphs, Second Edition #ad - Illustrated in two colors throughout Thames Hudson. Decipherment of maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts―whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics―can now be read with confidence. They decipher real maya texts, the pronunciation, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English.
Maya Art and Architecture World of ArtThames & Hudson #ad - With an array of new material, and the dz’ibanche’ staircase; studies of the monuments at Palenque, including the newly found La Corona panels, Zotz, Waka’ figurines, and elsewhere; and paintings discovered in recent years; this new edition will be essential reading for students and scholars―and for travelers to the cities of this mysterious civilization.
254 illustrations, 191 in color Thames Hudson. Thames Hudson. World expert mary miller and her co-author megan o’Neil take the reader through the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why they created the paintings, sculpture, and monuments that intrigue and compel people the world over. In addition to serving as an introduction to Maya art, the book communicates enthusiasm for the art’s aesthetic power and grace.
Maya Art and Architecture World of Art #ad - Choice rewritten and updated to include the discoveries and new theories from the past decade and a half, this classic guide to the art of the ancient Maya is now illustrated in color throughout. Thames Hudson.
Dictionary of Maya HieroglyphsHippocrene Books #ad - Thames Hudson. His glyphic illustrations are based on a lifetime of involvement with Maya glyph decipherment. He taught art history at the South-western Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque. About the author john montgomery was an illustrator, writer, epigrapher, and PhD candidate in the field of Pre-Columbian Art at the University of New Mexico.
Thames Hudson. A long and varied experience in Central America first inspired his interest in the ancient Maya. Each entry includes the illustrated glyph, its phonetic transcription, part of speech, Mayan equivalent, and meaning. This authoritative work is the first visual dictionary of Maya glyphs published since the script's complete deciphering, offering a much-needed, comprehensive catalogue of 1100 secured glyphs.
Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs #ad - Thames Hudson.
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering The Dynasties of the Ancient MayaThames & Hudson #ad - One of the world's greatest and most powerful civilizations, the Maya experienced constant conflict in a landscape divided among numerous kingdoms. 366 illustrations, 86 in color Thames Hudson. This new version of the only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya brings the story fully up to date with previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings, as well as additional information on diplomacy and warfare.
Thames Hudson. Fresh discoveries in the field, together with the ongoing process of hieroglyphic decipherment, mean that information is constantly coming to light. Intense rivalries, rapacious conquerors, and repeated dynastic defeat and breakdown are common themes in many tales of this mighty civilization.
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering The Dynasties of the Ancient Maya #ad - The ideal reference on Maya archaeology. Science news behind the ancient cities of the Maya and their abandoned artworks lie the turbulent stories of their ruling dynasties. The ancient maya remain one of the most vibrant areas of study in world archaeology. Thames Hudson.
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of The Mayan Book of The Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and KingsTouchstone #ad - This new edition of dennis tedlock's unabridged, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, and over forty new illustrations. It begins with the deeds of mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands.
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of The Mayan Book of The Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and Kings #ad - Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. Touchstone Books. Thames Hudson. Thames Hudson. Popol vuh, the quiché mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination.
The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript Dover Fine Art, History of ArtDover Publications #ad - Thames Hudson. Moreover, the original Codex has been damaged over the centuries, resulting in the obscuration and loss of many images. Considered by many scholars the finest extant mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, ritual, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, cosmological, and divinatory matters.
Thames Hudson. Touchstone Books. Another section concerns various regions of the world and the supernatural characters and attributes of those regions. Also described are the characteristics of a number of deities, while still other passages relate to installation ceremonies of rulers in pre-Columbian kingdoms.
The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript Dover Fine Art, History of Art #ad - Until the publication of this Dover edition, the Codex Borgia has been largely inaccessible to the general public. A. D. The result is 76 large full-color plates of vibrant, mythical creatures, warriors, kings, striking depictions of gods, and mysterious abstract designs — a vivid panorama that offers profound insights into pre-Columbian Mexican myth and ritual.
. Byland places the Codex in its historical context and helps elucidate its meaning and significance. In order to recapture the beauty and grandeur of the original, Gisele Diaz and Alan Rodgers have painstakingly restored the Codex by hand— a seven-year project — employing the most scrupulous research and restoration techniques.
Translating Maya HieroglyphsUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - At the end of each chapter, he offers sources for further reading. Glyph blocks and phrases drawn from actual monuments illustrate the variety and scribal virtuosity of Maya writing. The maya writing system has not been fully deciphered. The only comprehensive introduction designed specifically for those new to the study, Translating Maya Hieroglyphs uses a hands-on approach to teach learners the current state of Maya epigraphy.
Johnson shows readers step by step how to translate ancient Maya glyphs. He begins by describing how to break down a Mayan text into individual glyphs in the correct reading order, and then explains the different types of glyphs and how they function in the script. Johnson presents it as a regular and comprehensible system in this engaging, easy-to-follow textbook.
Translating Maya Hieroglyphs #ad - Helpful appendices provide quick reference to vocabulary, glyph meanings, and calendrical data for students undertaking a translation. The study of maya glyphs has long been an arcane subject known only to a few specialists. J. Chapters cover key topics, basic grammar, including spelling, dates and numbers, and verbs.
Thames Hudson. University of Oklahoma Press. Formal linguistic information is accessibly explained, while worksheets and exercises complement and reinforce the material covered in the text.
Maya Archaeology 2: Featuring the Ancient Maya Murals of Calakmul, MexicoPrecolumbia Mesoweb Press #ad - Thames Hudson. Touchstone Books. Mural paintings are among the greatest artistic achievements of the Maya, and yet very few have survived ancient destruction or the subsequent ravages of the tropical climate. Among the most recent and important is a buried platform whose exterior is covered in figural murals.
Maya Archaeology 2: Featuring the Ancient Maya Murals of Calakmul, Mexico #ad - Thames Hudson. Maya archaeology 2 offers extensive photographic coverage of this important find and others, together with numerous insights by leading authors into the world of the ancient Maya. The ruins of calakmul, Mexico, have produced a series of significant archaeological finds over the years. Thanks to these well-preserved images we are offered an important view of Maya society, one very different from the normal representations of the lordly elite or supernatural.
University of Oklahoma Press. Thames Hudson.