Author: Michael D. Coe
Photographs By: Barry Brukoff
Illustrations: 140 color and sepia illustrations; 1 map; and 2 gatefolds
Pages: 224 Trim Size: 11 x 9 1/8 in.
Format: Hardcover with French fold jacket
Published Date: 10/01/12
Price: US $50.00 CAN $57.50
Recognition for Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya:
CHOICE Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
The following review appeared in the September 2013 issue of CHOICE:
“Archaeologist Coe (emer., Yale) and photographer Brukoff present a masterpiece of nuanced archaeological and aesthetic observations born of a lifetime of study on the part of Coe, and a masterful visual lore spun from the eye and camera of Brukoff. Coe’s majestic narrative both completes and is enhanced by the awesome imagery that required Brukoff’s studied consideration of a subject matter whose environmental context and complexity pose a formidable challenge to even the most accomplished of artists and photographers. Summing Up : Essential for all levels/libraries.
—R. G. Mendoza, California State University, Monterey Bay
Praise for Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya:
This book takes us on a three-thousand-year journey through Maya history, from nascent agrarian communities to coastal shrines of Yucatán on the eve of the Spanish conquest. Along the way, we visit the major centers of ancient Maya civilization, and in each locale we are given a unique private tour of its remarkable art and architecture through Barry Brukoff’s masterly photographs.Our guide on this epic journey is Michael Coe, whose vivid account is informed by vast knowledge of Mesoamerican culture. Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya is an experience not to be missed.
—Professor Andrea Stone, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A sumptuous presentation of all things Maya. The architecture, art, and history of this extraordinary people are covered in great detail, from the first farmers to the arrival of the Spaniards. During this long interval of some 3500 years, the Maya created one of the most distinctive of ancient civilizations, here wonderfully revealed by Michael Coe, a leading authority in the field, and the superb photographs of Barry Brukoff. Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya is a feast for the eye and the mind for the scholar and the general reader alike.
—Dr. David L. Webster, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania