Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
Place: Mexico City
xix+1055 pages with maps, tables, plates, appendix and indexes. Royal quarto (12 1/4" x 9") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Limited to 3000 copies. (Memoirs of the National Institute of Anthropology and History number 1) Second edition. First published in 1950.
Probably one of the most extensive surveys of pre-Columbian architecture of Middle American cultures to date. It covers in depth the central region of Mexico, including Olmec, Cuicuilco, Teothihuacan and all its phases, Arcaic, Toltec, Chichimec, and Aztec. The areas of Michoacan, and the Colima and Nayarit are extensively surveyed. Cultures of south western north America including the Anasazi and Hohokam. In Oaxaca Monte Alban is extensively covered. the region of the Mixteca including Mitla, Monte Negor and Coixtlahuaca are explored. On the Gulf Coast Tuxtla, Tes Zapotes-Hueyapan, La Venta, La Huasteca, Tajin, Misantla are discussed. All the Maya area with its architecture is presented.
Inner hinges cracked, shelf wear, corners bumped, rubbing to spine ends, spine darkened, corners and hinges else a good to very good copy issued without jacket.
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