BENSON, Elizabeth (editor) City -States of the Maya: Art and Architecture with articles on
El Mirador by Ray Matheny, Tikal by Peter Harrison,
Uxmal by Jeff Kowalski, Copan by Mary Miller,
Palenque by Linda Schele, 171 pages, features color architectural drawings of El Mirador, a map of El Mirador, and color photographs of Copan,

, UNAM, Num. 6, Nov 1985. Arquitectura Maya, part 3, Chacmultun, Tikal, Rio Bec, Puuc, 96 p. This journal is the bible of pre-Columbian architecture; they are virtually impossible to find even in Mexico City, go out of print quickly.

Num. 9, Jan 1987. Presencia prehispanica en la arquitectura moderna, 96 p., the most thorough treatment of Frank Lloyd Wright's recreation of Chichen Itza architecture, as well as all other known Maya or Aztec features in modern architecture of Mexico and the USA.


CUADERNOS DE ARQUITECTURA MESOAMERICANA, Num. 10, May 1987. Arquitectura maya, part 4, 96 p., data on temples, pyramids, palaces that are not published anywhere else.


GARCIA MOLL, Roberto & BALI, Jaime PIEDRA DE LUZ -Dimension y Espancio en el Mexico PreColombino, 48 double page and 24 single page fabulously overpowering color photographs of Mesoamerican sites and land and seascapes by Guillermo Aldana. This is not "just a coffee table book". This is an example of what the art of photography can do to capture the mystique of the past. 142 p.

GUERRERO, Raul F., HISTORIA GENERAL DE ARTE MEXICANO - EPOCA PREHISPANICA, (2 pocket sized volumes in Spanish), Vol. 1: 79 B&W photos of art, codices, monuments, sites, 8 drawings. Vol. 2: 92 B&W photos, 14 drawings, Cloth-hardbound, total of 429 pages

HARTUNG, Horst, DIE ZEREMONIALZENTREN DER MAYA, (in German) hardcover 11" x 14" w/36 glossy pages of photos, maps and reconstructions of Maya sites with 7 large foldout site maps. 179 p.


HELLMUTH, Nicholas, Structure 5D-73, BURIAL 196, TIKAL, PETEN, GUATEMALA, 2 volumes, spiral bound, so many hundreds of illustrations we gave up counting maps, lots of architectural drawings of the pyramid and tomb chamber, rollout drawings of all the decorated vases, complete drawings of all the plates, pictures of all the jade in situ inside the crypt. This opus was Hellmuth's B.A. honor's thesis (awarded a Summa cum Laude at Harvard). Burial 196 ("The Tomb of the Jade Jaguar") is the third largest Late Classic burial ever found in the entire Maya lowlands. The author spent several months inside the tomb and in the lab taking copious notes, doing exquisite drawings, and taking abundant photographs, making this the most thoroughly recorded burial ever excavated in Mesoamerica.


HELLMUTH, N., Tikal, Copan Travel Guide a General Introduction to Maya Art, Architecture and Archaeology includes travel information. Revised edition (1978), 214 p, hundreds of photographs, easily the most popular book Hellmuth has written, which has taken the book into Out of Print status; a few copies left, $50 while they last. Lots of photos of MAYA POTTERY, most of which is not anywhere else published. Covers more than 20 sites w/ history and maps of areas.


HERRMANN, Andreas, Auf den Spuren der Maya: Eine Fotodokumentation von Teobert Maler (1842-1917) , 19th century photographs by TEOBERT MALER of Maya sites. Published by ADEVA-Graz (long out of print). Ignore the German, go for the great photographs: PIEDRAS NEGRAS with the Usumacinta River in the background, the stelae of Piedras Negras still in situ, YAXCHILAN with the stelae before being removed to Mexico City.
- See the illusive HUNTICHMUL II, the bizarre tower system totally unlike anything at Rio Bec.
- DZIBILTUN, the most beautiful single temple in the entire Chenes area. DSEBKABTUN's main palace before it collapsed.
- Panorama of HOCHOB before the most ornate monster-facade building collapsed.
- SANTA ROSA XTAMPAK as it looked in the last century. - front and rear views. 19th century photographs including the sculptures in the palace while still intact! The incredible temple of Maler's Plate 42 has never been found since - one of the most bizarre sculptured facades in the Chenes area.
- The Maler photograph of DZIBILNOCAC is the best ever taken.
- Shows KIUIC, ICHPICH, and many ruins unknown until George Andrews rephotographed them in the 1970's.
- The view of XKICHMOL (sic) shows a view no longer possible today.
- Shows what Uxmal looked like in the last century.
Libraries, scholars, and collectors are coming to FLAAR since they report the publisher in Graz says it is "sorry, out of print." You cannot get this cheaper by ordering directly from Graz because they have no more copies. The book is totally out of print. We have about two copies left. A treasure of 19th century photographs

PROSKOURIAKOFF, Tatiana, MAYA HISTORY, Hardcover, about 150 pages w/glyphs and descriptions and chronology of art of Classic period (250-900AD), 14 line drawings of monuments, more than 300 original glyphs drawings, 211 p.,


SATTERTHWAITE, L., "PIEDRAS NEGRAS ARCHAEOLOGY: ARCHITECTURE - SWEATBATHS" Original edition (1952), a rare find with complete description, photographs, architectural drawings of all ritual sweatbath structures, including ethnographic description of the sweat ritual itself

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.


YASUGI, Yoshiho (commentary), ORNAMENTS OF THE WORLD, VOL. 5, The Continent of America, native art of the Americas, 408 photographs & drawings, has 51 color and 38 B&W photos of Maya ceramics, not counting Maya murals, architecture, sculpture, plus non-Maya cultures of America.
The Guatemalan textiles are especially handsomely rendered in color which only the Japanese can so stunningly print. There are hieroglyphic inscriptions shown that are not published in any other book. Thus for epigraphers this book is a useful reference to allow keeping up to date with what is available to study from the F.L.A.A.R. Photo Archive. More of Hellmuth's Maya photographs are here than in any other book available this decade. Only a few of these ancient Maya ceramics have been published elsewhere. In other words, the majority of these pictures are not available in any other book and only about 7% of the Maya art in this book is found in books by Coe, Robicsek, or even Kerr.



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