YASUGI, Yoshiho, GREAT MONUMENTS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD, VOL 13, coffee table book on Mesoamerica and Peru, with 134 stunning photographs (a quality only the Japanese can produce), An ideal present, and, for a major library, this is one title you are certainly missing. It includes several F.L.A.A.R. photographs by Nicholas Hellmuth including polychrome Maya vases nowhere else published (fig. 71, for example). We can't read Japanese either (captions identify the sites in English), but the book sure looks impressive. It is a joy to see such perfectly illuminated Maya sites and such flawless color printing.175 large pages.


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