Maya architecture


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Maya architecture

The architecture of the Mayan people in Central America and Mexico from the 4th to the 15th cent., principally of pyramid temples with steep stairways.
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Hansen, "Continuity and disjunction: the Pre-Classic antecedents of Classic Maya architecture," in Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture, S.
"Maya Architecture: Temples in the Sky" by architect and photographer KenneithTreister is a superbly reproduced, 240 page compendium descriptively showcasing Mayan temple constructions and how those distinctive buildings incorporated form, function, sculpture and art that inspired a roster of American architects that includes the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright.
The site contains massive temple complexes, some of the largest Maya architecture ever constructed.
Bring home a view of Maya architecture with this intricate print of the Palacio de Palenque.
When tourists went, it was to contemplate the glories of postclassical Maya architecture at Palenque's well-manicured grounds or to brave the Lacandon rainforest's steaming heat and buzzing insects for a glimpse of mysteriously beautiful archeological sites of Yaxchilan or Bonampak.
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