About the Book
"Scholars in Dark Glasses. Photos of MMARP Symposia 1982 to 1994" includes 165 photos presented in 8x10 inch landscape format. The Introduction discusses the symposia photos, and gives background on the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MMARP) Photo Archive of the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City. The photos selected for this book are from the "Lawrence Gustave Desmond Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project Photographs" collection archived at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (GRI Special Collections accession number 2014.R.16).
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Nov 16, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Mesoamerica, MARP, Aztec, Archaeology, University of Colorado-Boulder., Templo Mayor, Raphael Moses, Princeton University, MMARP symposiums, Mircea Eliade, Mexico City, history of religions, Henry B. Nicholson, Harvard University, Getty Research Institute, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, David Carrasco
Lawrence G. Desmond received a PhD in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Colorado, Boulder; an MA in anthropology from the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Mexico, and carried-out archaeological research in Mexico and Guatemala for more than 40 years. He taught at the University of Minnesota and San Francisco State University. His books, "A Dream of Maya" and "Yucatán through her eyes," are about the photography and studies of the ancient Maya by Alice and Augustus Le Plongeon who worked in Yucatán in the 1870s. His photographs of Mexico and Guatemala are at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, photographs of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MMARP) are at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and his earliest photos are at the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley. He is a senior research fellow in archaeology with the MMARP at Harvard University, and a research associate with the Dept. of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences.