PRE-COLUMBIAN ARCHITECTURE IN MESOAMERICA. Translated from the Spanish by Tanya Huntington
Place Published: México, D.F; New York; London
Publisher: INAH, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; Abbevile Press Publishers
Date Published: 2010
Book Id: 98409
color plates, facs., diags., draws., meas. draws., plans, elevations, maps, gloss, appen., bibl. (p. 325-332), color pict. d.j. OCLC: 505420514
Major work on the Pre-Columbian architecture in Mesoamerica in a continuation of the work by noted Mexican archaeologist Ignacio Marquina (b. México, 1913), who for many decades the key reference on the topic. This new publication enriches Marquina's research with new and spectacular discoveries and updated archaeological and anthropological knowledge. Coordinated by Mª Teresa Uriarte, the book analyses the historical and artistic problems of the origin of Pre-Columbian architecture, its development and influence in contemporary Mexican architecture. The first chapters examine the constructive techniques and the following chapters address the historic evolution of the different cultural zones of Mesoamerica. With texts by many experts this beautifully illustrated edition includes spectacular color plates, plans and drawings. Contents:Preface, by María Teresa Uriarte1. Architecture as Art, by María Teresa Uriarte and Antonio Toca2. Architecture and Its Hidden Messages, by María Teresa Uriarte, Antonio Toca, and Jesús Galindo Trejo3. The Function and Techniques of Architecture, by María Teresa Uriarte and Antonia Toca4. Pre-Olmec and Olmec Architecture, by Rebecca B. González Lauck5. The Development of Architecture in the Central High Plains, by María Teresa Uriarte and Ilán Vit Suzan6. Architecture in the West: Its Originality and Its Integration with the Mesoamerican Panorama, by Verónica Hernández Díaz7. Northern Mexico: Architecture in the Landscape, by Verónica Hernández Díaz8. Central Veracruz, by Annick Daneels9. Pre-Hispanic Architecture in the Huastec Region, by Gustavo A. Ramírez Castilla10. The Architecture of Oaxaca, by María Teresa Uriarte11. Mayan Architecture, by Mary Ellen Miller and Claudia Brittenham12. Architecture in Mayan and Nahuatl Texts, by Erik Velásquez GarcíaTechnical Illustrations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.