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    Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture (Hardback) By (author) Andrea Stone, By (author) Marc Zender

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    DescriptionPresented 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.


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    Title
    Reading Maya Art
    Subtitle
    A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrea Stone, By (author) Marc Zender
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500051689
    ISBN 10: 0500051682
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS024000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85
    BISAC V2.8: ART015050
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDA, 1KLC
    DC22: 497.415211, 972.81/01
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC23: 709.7281
    LC classification: F1435.3.W75 .S76 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFC, AFKB
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    04 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    A unique and exciting journey into the beautiful, complex, and often strange world of Classic Maya art and thought . . . a major contribution. --Michael D. Coe