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Miller, Mary Ellen

Works: 61 works in 203 publications in 5 languages and 10,357 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Exhibition catalogs  History  Conference proceedings  Maps  Art 
Roles: Editor, Compiler
Classifications: F1435.3.A7, 709.011
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Most widely held works about Mary Ellen Miller
Most widely held works by Mary Ellen Miller
The art of Mesoamerica : from Olmec to Aztec by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 3,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This guide to the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica surveys the artistic achievements of the high Precolumbian civilizations - Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec - as well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly coloured paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes's men in 1519." "For the third edition of this work, Mary Miller opens up new windows on the ancient past with readings of Mesoamerican works of art, all the while offering archaeological interpretations. Recent hieroglyphic decipherments provide insights into ancient works, confirming the connections between the Maya and their neighbours. Revised throughout, with special attention to evidence for dating, the new Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students and travellers alike."--BOOK JACKET
Maya art and architecture by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miller takes the reader into the art of one of the world's most enigmatic ancient civilizations. From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New discoveries at Copán, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh interpretations of Maya sculpture and ceramics. Chapters on Maya architecture and the materials of Maya art set the stage for discussions of the sculpture of different time periods and regions, the famous murals at Bonampak, the dramatic new findings at Cacaxtla, and the painted Maya ceramics of the first millennium A.D. The author has organized the material in new ways, considering the nature of the human form in Maya art, for example, and the role of the hand-held object.--From publisher description
The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art by Linda Schele ( Book )
31 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By making full use of the progress in deciphering the Maya hieroglyphic code, this examines the world and minds of the creators of Maya art, including a look at the Maya calendar
The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya : an illustrated dictionary of Mesoamerican religion by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs
Courtly art of the ancient Maya by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written by leading authorities and including thirteen personal accounts of the latest ground-breaking research, Courtly Arts of the Ancient Maya examines the royal courts and their art in unprecedented depth. Color photographs and specially commissioned drawings reveal a dazzling array of objects that still have the power to engage and astonish observers centuries after their creation." "The book investigates the rise in the importance of the court, its mythical backdrop, the role of women and the place of warfare. The works of artists and scribes - ceramic censers, stucco heads, jade masks, terracotta figurines, stone boxes, and great carved limestone lintels - bring alive the form, texture, and color of their vanished world."--BOOK JACKET
The Aztec Calendar Stone ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzed by scholars, deployed by Mexican nationalists, beloved by the public, and reproduced in every medium and scale since its rediscovery in 1790, the Aztec Calendar Stone, or Piedra del Sol, has become the most recognizable Pre-Columbian monument. Commissioned by the Mexican emperor Motecuhzoma I in the last decades before the Spanish invasion of the New World and buried by the conquerors not long afterward, the Aztec Calendar Stone has had a far-reaching afterlife in the modern world.-publisher description
An illustrated dictionary of the gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The myths and beliefs of the great Precolumbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world. In 'The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya nearly 300 entries...describe the main gods and symboles of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts of Mesoamerican history and relition, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photogrpahs and commissioned line drawings...."
The murals of Bonampak by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pre-Columbian world by Jeffrey Quilter ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spectacle of the late Maya court : reflections on the murals of Bonampak by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Located within the deep tropical rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, the Maya site of Bonampak is home to the most complete and magnificent mural program of the ancient Americas. In three rooms, a pageant of rulership opens up, scene by scene, like pages of an ancient Maya book. Painted c. AD 800, the murals of Bonampak reveal a complex and multifaceted view of the ancient Maya at the end of their splendour during the last days of the Classic era. Members of the royal court engage in rituals and perform human sacrifice, dance in extravagant costumes and strip the clothing from fallen captives, acknowledge foreign nobles, and receive abundant tribute. The murals are a powerful and sophisticated reflection on the spectacle of courtly life and the nature of artistic practice, a window onto a world that could not know its doomed future. This major new study of the paintings of Bonampak incorporates insights from decades of art historical, epigraphic, and technical investigation of the murals, framing questions about artistic conception, facture, narrative, performance, and politics. Lavishly illustrated, this book assembles thorough documentation of the Bonampak mural program, from historical photographs of the paintings - some never before published - to new full-colour reconstructions by artist Heather Hurst, recipient of a MacArthur award, and Leonard Ashby. The book also includes a catalogue of photographs, infrared images, and line drawings of the murals, as well as images of all the glyphic texts, which are published in their entirety for the first time. Written in an engaging style that invites both specialists and general readers alike, this book will stand as the definitive presentation of the paintings for years to come
Painting a map of sixteenth-century Mexico City : land, writing, and native rule by Mary Miller ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1975 the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University acquired an exceptional mid-sixteenth-century map of Mexico City, which, until 1521, had been the capital of the Aztecs, the Nahua-speaking peoples who dominated the Valley of Mexico. This extraordinary six-by-three-foot document, showing landholdings and indigenous rulers, has yielded a wealth of information about the artistic, linguistic, and material culture of the Nahua after the Spanish invasion. Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City, edited and with contributions by Mary E. Miller and Barbara E. Mundy, is the first publication of both the complete map and the multidisciplinary research that it spurred. A distinguished team of specialists in history, art history, linguistics, and conservation science has worked together for nearly a decade. The result of all their work, this book focuses not only on the map, but also explores the situation of the indigenous people of Mexico City and their interactions with Europeans at the time the map was made. The scientific analysis of the map's pigments and paper carried out by Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Richard Newman, and Michele Derrick in 2007 marks the most thorough examination of a pictorial document from early colonial Mexico to date."--Book Jacket
Jaina figurines : a study of Maya iconography : [catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Museum, May 3-June 29, 1975] by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
l'Art précolombien : la Mésoamérique by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in French and Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Mésoamérique, région qui s'étend du Mexique au Honduras, a vu naître et mourir de grandes civilisations. Une étude des similitudes et spécificités de l'art et de l'architecture des Olmèques, Mayas, Zapotèques, Toltèques et Aztèques
Mass-media alcohol and drug campaigns : a consideration of relevant issues by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the Maya blood, war and kings by Mary Ellen Miller ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mary Miller has contributed directly to deciphering the puzzling and sometimes shocking Maya record. She will put before you a civilization more extraordinary than you might think possible, and tell you something at first hand about the way in which she and others have uncovered its secrets."--Container
El arte de mesoamérica : de los olmecas a los aztecas by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El arte de mesoamérica desde los olmecas hasta los aztecas by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courtly art of the ancient Maya ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the culture and society that created the courtly art of the ancient Maya in the 7th and 8th centuries. Includes footage shot on location in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico and focuses on the courts of the Maya kingdoms of Palenque, Tonina, and Bonampak
L'arte della Mesoamerica : Olmechi, Maya, Aztechi by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arte y arquitectura maya by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (140)
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