CACAXTLA, CACAXTLA: Proyecto de investigacion y conservacion. Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, 1990. With articles by several archaeologists, Sergio de la V. Vergara Berdejo, Ramon Sanchez Flores, etc. The value of this book for archaeology, iconography, and art history is in the accurate line drawings, especially of the God L as merchant, Frog-Toad, Maize God, and Jaguar-Turtle, murals; 98 pages, photos (color and B+W). These particular mural segments are in no other book on Cacaxtla, and are not in the National Geographic article on Cacaxtla either. We have never seen this book offered elsewhere; it is virtually impossible to find even in the city of Tlaxcala, and was sold- out at Cacaxtla itself about three years ago. 98 p. Hence its value,

CLANCY, Flora S. & HARRISON, Peter, VISION & REVISION IN MAYA STUDIES, Hardcover, 25 pages of bibliography, 16 maps, 17 layouts and more than 70 drawings of glyphs, figures and murals, 5 photos, 248 p.

FOLAN, William (Editor) LOS INVESTIGADORES DE LA CULTURA MAYA, vol. 2, 1994 (vol. 1 is totally out of print and unavailable even in Mexico). Articles in Spanish on Rio Bec architecture, the Teotihuacan yearsign in the Maya area, Calakmul, the murals of Bonampak, Santa Rosa Xtampak and Edzna. 206 p., illustrated.

FONCERRADA DE MOLINA, Marta, Cacaxtla: La iconografia de los olmeca-xicalanca (Spanish Edition) , 1993, the best book yet published on the iconography of the battle murals and Maya style jambs of Cacaxtla--by far the most profusely illustrated book ever to appear on Cacaxtla. Covers all the hieroglyphs, warfare attire and attributes, costumes, deities, iconography--everything FULLY ILLUSTRATED with complete color "roll-outs" of all the war/sacrifice murals, in addition to 182 informative drawings.191 p.


MUSEE BARBIER-MUELLER, ART DE L'AMERIQUE PRECOLOMBIENNE, Olmec, Veracruz hacha, Teotihuacan mask & mural, Monte Alto (Guatemala Preclassic), Tlatilco, Aztec, Huaxtec, 3 maps, 30 full page photographs of artifacts, covers North and South America, Antilles and Mesoamerica, 50 p.


NAJERA CORONADO, Martha Ilia, Bonampak (Spanish Edition) , 142 pages on the best paper, coffee table book size and quality, includes photographs of the Lacandones not often published elsewhere, 79 photographs including many full-page and many double-page spreads of the murals.


REYES-VALERIO, Constantino, DE BONAMPAK AL TEMPLO MAYOR: EL AZUL MAYA en Mesoamerica, 1993, the most complete book on "MAYA BLUE" pigment of the Bonampak and Cacaxtla murals; reveals how to make Maya Blue yourself, gives complete recipe and even pictures the whole process; all 38 professional quality photographs are in full color, 160 p., 52 drawings, 8 maps.


RUIZ, Sonia Lombardo, et al., Cacaxtla : El Lugar Donde Muere La Lluvia En La Tierra , over 1000 drawings (many in color), 240 photographs (several in color), fold out maps, fold out drawings of the entire mural sequence - the complete battle scene. It took 4 years to find these last copies. Monumental iconographic report on the Teotihuacan, Xochicalco, and Maya style murals of Cacaxtla, the most important find of the 1970's, 554 p., Hardbound.


SHOOK, Edwin and Alfred Kidder; THE PAINTED TOMB AT TIKAL description and photographs of discovery of the only major tomb at Tikal that had murals. This is the tomb mentioned in comparison with the recently discovered Rio Azul tomb murals; in same issue, "LORDS OF THE MAYA REALM" by Tatiana Proskouriakoff, describes how she deciphered the Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions at Piedras Negras. Vol. 4, No. 1, 1961.


STONE, Andrea J., IMAGES FROM THE UNDERWORLD, Naj Tunich and the Tradition of Maya Cave Painting, more than 200 photos, illustrations & maps showing Maya cave art, w/12 color plates, hardcover, 284 p.


THOMPSON, Edward H., Archaeological Researches in Yucatan Report of Explorations for the Museum ; Reports of Explorations for the Peabody Museum. reprint of the monograph on Chacmultun 38 p.Rare report with photographs of all the palaces of Chacmultun and the murals.


(Tlaxcala), Historia y sociedad en Tlaxcala: Memorias del Primer Simposio Internacional de Investigaciones Socio-Historicas sobre Tlaxcala, octubre, 1985 (Spanish Edition) , symposium proceedings with various articles on art, archaeology, and ethnohistory of Tlaxcala, includes murals of Cacaxtla. 253 p.








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