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The Origins of Maya Art

Monumental Stone Sculpture of Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala, and the Southern Pacific Coast

Lee Allen Parsons

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series

Art, Art History, Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Studies

“An extremely clarifying book. . . . The author demonstrates that artistic and historical sense cannot be brought out of the remains of [important sites] without putting the artistic analysis first. . . . A great contribution to Olmec-Maya scholarship.” Latin America in Books

This is the first comprehensive treatment and pictorial record of one of the greatest bodies of sculpture in the Pre-Columbian world. Parson’s work orders the Late Pre-Classic sculptures of highland and Pacific coastal Guatemala into chronological and stylistic groupings, relating them to the other artistic and iconographic movements at the time the Maya style was coalescing.

Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Number 28

 

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