Mesoamerican Architecture as a Cultural Symbol


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In this collection, prominent scholars provide new interpretations and useful syntheses of many of the most significant Mesoamerican architectural traditions from the Preclassic to the Postclassic periods. The essays examine the built environment as a carrier of cultural meanings. The many pyramid-temples, palaces, and ballcourts comprising Mesoamerican centers were constructed in the context of hierarchical societies, and provided monumental expressions of elite authority. The design of individual buildings, as well as the ...

Mesoamerican Architecture as a Cultural Symbol 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195079616