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Title Veiled brightness : a history of ancient Maya color / Stephen Houston ... [et al.].

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  701.8508997 V533 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 148 p. : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Series The William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the western hemisphere
William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Seeing color. Sensing color ; Theorizing color in the West ; Comparative theories of color ; Colorizing Mesoamerica ; A book on Maya color -- Naming color. Simplex terms ; Complex terms ; Organization of colors ; Maya color terms (Red ; White ; Black ; Yellow ; Yax) ; Maya terminology -- Making color. Prime colorants (Feathers ; Flowers ; Shells ; Stones) ; Manufactured colorants (Dyes ; Pigments and paints ; Ceramics : a special case) ; Making Maya color -- Using color. Approaches and limitations ; The Preclassic and Early Classic (Red, black, and white ; The Late Preclassic : new colors ; The Early Classic ; Color use in the Preclassic and Early Classic) ; The Late Early Classic and the rise of Maya blue (Experimetns in ceramics ; The rise of Maya blue ; Architectural color ; The conservative colors of death ; Color use in the Late Early Classic) ; The Late Classic : naturalism and its dissenters (The naturalistic revolution ; Color and dimension ; Rejections of polychromy ; Color use in the Late Classic) ; The Terminal Classic : rupture and reinventions ; The Postclassic : the colors of the gods (Early Postclassic : five basic colors ; Late Postclassic : the "international style" ; The "blue-and-black style" ; Color contrasts ; Color use in the Postclassic) ; Using color -- Epilogue: A history of Maya color -- Appendix: Dyes and organic colorants of the Maya and Aztecs.
Subject Mayas -- Mexico -- Yucatan (State) -- Antiquities.
Mayas -- Material culture -- Mexico -- Yucatan (State)
Maya arts -- Mexico -- Yucatan (State)
Color -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Yucatan (State) -- History.
Symbolism of colors -- Mexico -- Yucatan (State) -- History.
Yucatan (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities.
Added Author Houston, Stephen D.
Added Title History of ancient Maya color
ISBN 9780292719002 (cl. : alk. paper)
0292719000 (cl. : alk. paper)

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