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 Sherman Library  F1435.3.A6 T74 2013    AVAILABLE  
Author Treister, Kenneth, author, photographer.
Title Maya architecture : temples in the sky / Kenneth Treister, FAIA ; foreword by George Stuart.
OCLC 806013167
ISBN 9780813042466 (alk. paper)
0813042461 (alk. paper)
Publisher Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2013]
Description x, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
LC Subject heading/s Maya architecture.
Maya architecture -- Pictorial works.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Mayas -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-219) and index.
Contents Introduction: Through the eyes of an architect -- 1. Simple principles of Maya architecture -- 2. Essence of Maya architecture: What remains? What it might have been? What it must have been -- 3. Manifestations of Maya architecture -- 4. Building materials -- 5. Building types -- 6. The Maya city -- 7. The Maya collapse -- 8. Oh, the wonder of it all -- 9. The legacy -- 10. The cities: Olmec -- Palenque -- Sayil -- Labná -- Uxmal -- Copán -- Chichen Itzá -- Tikal, Kabáh, and Dzibilchaltún -- The contemporary Maya world.
Summary A discussion of Maya buildings through the eyes of an architect.
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