About the Book
To take comparative photos of the architecture required that photographic prints of the Le Plongeon photos at Chichén Itzá and Uxmal from archives be assembled, and brought to the sites for replication by photographing from the same distance, direction, and elevation. This book compares 26 photos of Chichén Itzá and 18 photos of Uxmal in Yucatán, Mexico to photos the author of the same architectural subjects in 1980.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Architecture
- Additional Categories Mexico
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 106
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781715516482
- Softcover: 9781715516475
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781715516468
- Publish Date: Sep 18, 2020
- Language English
- Keywords Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, architecture, Maya
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 1870s photography and studies of the ancient Maya by Alice and Augustus Le Plongeon. His photos of Mexico and Guatemala are at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, photos of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project are at the Getty Research Institute, archaeology project photos and research materials at Tulane University, earliest photos 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.