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Boundaries
Maya Ying Lin
0684834170
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
After designing the starkly symbolic Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., when she was still an undergraduate, Maya Lin might have been doomed to spend the rest of her architecture career vainly trying to top herself. But 18 years later, her concerns clearly have nothing to do with self-aggrandizement. In Boundaries, Lin's lucid, soft-spoken collection of writings, she discusses how her work evolves, after a lengthy gestation, as a way of heightening viewers' awareness of a specific environment and perception of the passage of time. This temporal aspect can be a sequence of historical events (as in the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama) or a purely aesthetic quality, like the shifting play of light over a grassy field of sculpted earth (Wave Field at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). "I like to...


Maya Lin
Amy Stone
0739868632
April 2003
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Presents the life of the architect-sculptor who designed the Vietnam War Memorial.


Maya Lin
Amy Stone
141090069X
April 2003
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Presents the life of the architect-sculptor who designed the Vietnam War Memorial. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Frommer's Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan 2006
Lynne Bairstow
076458796X
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Canczn, Cozumel & the Yucatan features gorgeous color photos of the stunning beaches, the colorful underwater world, and the mysterious Maya ruins that await you. This authoritative guide captures all the glitter of Canczn, as well as the more rustic and authentic charms of Cozumel, which boasts world-class diving and snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The authors have lived in and written about Mexico for years, so they're able to provide candid reviews of all the beach resorts, the best local dining, and the latest, hottest nightlife.

Beyond the major resort areas, we'll show you sleepy beachfront towns, sea turtle preserves, and fascinating inland towns where you can bargain in local markets. You'll travel...



Boundaries
Maya Lin
0743299590
Sept 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
After designing the starkly symbolic Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., when she was still an undergraduate, Maya Lin might have been doomed to spend the rest of her architecture career vainly trying to top herself. But 18 years later, her concerns clearly have nothing to do with self-aggrandizement. In Boundaries, Lin's lucid, soft-spoken collection of writings, she discusses how her work evolves, after a lengthy gestation, as a way of heightening viewers' awareness of a specific environment and perception of the passage of time. This temporal aspect can be a sequence of historical events (as in the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama) or a purely aesthetic quality, like the shifting play of light over a grassy field of sculpted earth (Wave Field at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). "I like to...


Volumes 3 & 4
Judy Galens
0787653632
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This set both updates and expands the first two volumes, published in 1995, which contain entries on 62 architects, designers, illustrators, painters, and photographers from the Renaissance to the present day. Of the 60 entries in the new volumes, 10 are updated and 50 are new. Among the artists who have been added are Sandro Botticelli, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas, Yoko Ono, Norman Rockwell, Jan Vermeer, and Grant Wood.As is typical with UXL titles, coverage is representative rather than comprehensive. Although the choices of who is profiled and who is overlooked may be questionable, the entries are well written, with sidebars labeled "Masterworks" listing each individual's important works. Entries average seven pages in length, and a brief bibliography of both print and Web sites appears at the end of each. A...


Frommer's Mexico 2006
Lynne Bairstow
0764587951
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Mexico features gorgeous full-color photos of the white-sand beaches, mysterious ruins, and colorful market towns that await you. Our authors have lived in and written about Mexico for years, so they're able to provide valuable insights and advice. They'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic, and show you the real heart of Mexico. Let them take you to exciting cities, charming colonial towns, lovely beach resorts, ancient ruins, traditional Maya villages, and natural wonders, from the Copper Canyon to the whale migration off Baja.

You'll travel Mexico like a pro with our candid advice and handy Spanish-language glossary. Also included are accurate regional and town maps (including site plans of the major ruins),...



Volumes 1 & 2
Aimee G. Ergas
0810398621
June 1995
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This set both updates and expands the first two volumes, published in 1995, which contain entries on 62 architects, designers, illustrators, painters, and photographers from the Renaissance to the present day. Of the 60 entries in the new volumes, 10 are updated and 50 are new. Among the artists who have been added are Sandro Botticelli, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas, Yoko Ono, Norman Rockwell, Jan Vermeer, and Grant Wood.As is typical with UXL titles, coverage is representative rather than comprehensive. Although the choices of who is profiled and who is overlooked may be questionable, the entries are well written, with sidebars labeled "Masterworks" listing each individual's important works. Entries average seven pages in length, and a brief bibliography of both print and Web sites appears at the end of each. A...


Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path
David A. Freidel
0688140696
February 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this highly original and politically provocative synthesis, archaeologist Freidel and epigrapher Linda Schele team up with Joy Parker, a popular writer, in an attempt to bridge history and prehistory in the Yucatan peninsula of Guatemala and Mexico. Their device is to apply shamanistic belief and practice among modern Maya to interpretations of hieroglyphics and other archaeological remains. In this captivating thesis, foreshadowed in Dennis Tedlock's Popol Vuh ( LJ 1/85) and their own A Forest of Kings (Morrow, 1990), they argue that the world view of the prehistoric Maya lives on in the language and beliefs of the survivors of the Spanish conquest. While at once compelling and controversial, this book will appeal to everyone interested in the Maya and non-Western religion.- William S. Dancey, Ohio State Univ.,...


A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Maya Angelou
0553382039
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
It's been a long time coming, but A Song Flung Up to Heaven triumphantly completes the six volumes of autobiography that began nearly 30 years ago with Maya Angelou's astonishingly successful I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a work that changed readers' perceptions of what autobiographical writing could achieve. The impact of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (which evoked the author's adolescence and sexual abuse in Arkansas) was unprecedented. It combined frankness and emotional force with a nuanced, poetic style--a style that Angelou has perhaps found more elusive recently. But it's here again, as affecting as ever. The book deals with the years 1964-68, a turbulent period in which Angelou came back to America after her African sojourn. This, of course, was the time of the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King;...


Maya
Charles George
1567117384
September 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Library Media Connection : "This series belongs in every elementary and middle school because it fills a niche for this topic at this age group. Numerous color illustrations, larger-than-usual font size, and plenty of white space help younger readers not be intimidated by the content...Any teacher who includes ancient cultures in his class work will welcome these historically accurate and attractive volumes as adjuncts to classroom instruction. They can also be used with younger gifted students who might select these volumes simply because they are so visually attractive, but once they begin to read the content will lead some into a new old world. I found the series useful for at-risk high school students. The series summarizes basic information on a reading level below regular high school, and in such an interesting...


The Maya and Teotihuacan: Reinterpreting Early Classic Interaction
Geoffrey E. Braswell (Editor)
0292705875
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the 1930s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered. Many scholars have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers--perhaps even giving rise to state-level political organizations. Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige. Moving beyond these traditional assumptions, the contributors to this volume present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy to offer...


Mayas, Aztecs, Incas: Cooperative Learning Activities
Mary Strohl (Illustrator)
0590495046
August 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Cooperative Learning ActivitiesEngaging hands-on projects including making Aztec calendars, Maya books, Incas knotted-string records, and so much more. Includes background information, reference maps, time lines, reproducible activity sheets, and book links.


Star Gods of the Maya: Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)
Susan Milbrath
0292752261
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Observations of the sun, moon, planets, and stars played a central role in ancient Maya lifeways, as they do today among contemporary Maya who maintain the traditional ways. This pathfinding book reconstructs ancient Maya astronomy and cosmology through the astronomical information encoded in Precolumbian Maya art and confirmed by the current practices of living Maya peoples. Susan Milbrath opens the book with a discussion of modern Maya beliefs about astronomy, along with essential information on naked-eye observation. She devotes subsequent chapters to Precolumbian astronomical imagery, which she traces back through time, starting from the Colonial and Postclassic eras. She delves into many aspects of the Maya astronomical images, including the major astronomical gods and their associated glyphs, astronomical...

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