Architecture of Yucatan


ANDREWS, George et al. ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY...IN YUCATAN, nine essays on Puuc architecture including one by L. Mills on carved columns (column stelae), in Spanish and English, 88 p, ample illustrations, subsidized by the French government, includes a 3D drawing of the main palace of Santa Rosa Xtampak.


GORDON, G. B., A TRIP TO CHICHEN ITZA photographs of Chichen Itza as it was in 1911, before excavation and restoration. The Museum Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1911

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 all for $300, hardcover, printed in Europe.


POLLOCK, H.E.D., Puuc Architecture (Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, Vol 19) , illustrates and describes more than 150 Puuc style Maya sites, over 500 pages, must be a thousand illustrations. This comprehensive book is dedicated to photographs of temple pyramid and palaces throughout Campeche and Yucatan. The most complete discussion of an ancient Maya architectural style ever produced.


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.


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