4 edition of Puuc Architecture (Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, Vol 19) found in the catalog.
Puuc Architecture (Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, Vol 19)
H. E. D. Pollock
by Harvard University Press
Written in English
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Travelers to Riviera Maya and Yucatan shouldn’t miss Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its decorative Puuc style of Maya architecture. Visit Uxmal independently or on a hassle-free day trip from Merida or Cancun with round-trip transport. Prebook skip-the-line admission tickets for ease, or visit in the afternoon and stay for the. Ancient Maya architecture in this part of Mexico is referred to as Puuc architecture, and Uxmal is a prime example of this style. Though there are some Puuc structures in Chichén-Itzá, Uxmal is unique in all of Mexico. Puuc design is most notable for buildings with .
adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A. As with the surrounding Puuc cities, the city of Labna was constructed between the 8th and 10th centuries. Labna's most defining feature is its famous arch. Its intricate façade with recurring geometric motifs make it a strong example of Puuc architecture.
At the corners, one finds a recurring motif in Mayan, particularly Puuc, architecture: aesthetic quoining using the elephant-like face of "witz"—a sculptural hieroglyph representing a . An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. The Puuc: an architectural survey of the hill country of Yucatan and northern Campeche, Mexico Publication date Topics Indians of Mexico -- Architecture, Mayas -- Architecture Publisher Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and.
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Other articles where Puuc style is discussed: pre-Columbian civilizations: Major sites: orderly in Puuc Architecture book style called Puuc, so named from a string of low hills extending up from western Campeche into the state of Yucatán. The Puuc sites were for the Northern Subregion what the Petén sites were for the Central, for they are very numerous and clearly were the focal.
Architecture of the Puuc Region and Northern Plains Areas. Vol. 1 of Pyramids and Palaces, Monsters and Masks: The Golden Age of Maya Architecture. The Collected Works of George F. Andrews (3 vols.). Lancaster, CA: Labyrinthos, For any study of Puuc Region architecture, this is one of the essential books.
The Puuc: An Architectural Survey of the Hill Country of Yucatan and Northern Campeche, Mexico [Pollock, H. D.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Puuc: An Architectural Survey of the Hill Country of Yucatan and Northern Campeche, MexicoCited by: The book provides maps of most of the sites in the region along with voluminous descriptions, drawings, and photographs of the structures at these sites.
Maya archaeologists will find this publication an invaluable tool in any research regarding site layout and architecture in the Puuc by: Dolan Halbrook / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA One of the Puuc characteristics seen in architecture of Chichén Itzá is the presence of three-dimensional masks of what was traditionally believed to be the Maya god of rain and lightning Chac or God B.
The Ruta Puuc (Puuc Route) is a fascinating trip to take from Merida, Mexico. This roadway slices through the Yucatan to connect various ancient ruins for such an interesting look into the ancient Mayan culture. Embarking on the Ruta Puuc is a great adventure to take in the Yucatan, whether by bus, tour or driving on your own.
Puuc architecture. In the florescence of Puuc architecture (such as at the ancient Maya site of Uxmal) buildings were decorated with carefully cut veneer stones set into a concrete core.
The lower portion of the façades are blank with a flat surface of rectangular blocks punctuated by doorways, while the upper façade is richly decorated with intricate stone mosaics, often alternating.
The style of architecture in this region is known as the Puuc style design, which includes intricate stone mosaics andmany of the facades contain cosmic information, with a strong focus on t the proper study of what it is you are looking at, it.
Mills, L. A study of carved columns associated with Puuc architecture, a progress report. In Gendrop, P. (Ed.), Arquitectura y Arqueología: Metodologías en la cronología de Yucatán. Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos. doi/ Ruta Puuc (Puuc Route) is a great way to do that whenever you visit Merida, Yucatan in Mexico.
This day trip – located about 50 miles (80 km) south of Merida – fits in the famous Uxmal ruins, four other Maya ruin sites, multiple haciendas (essentially plantations), cenotes, caves, and Maya villages all in one shot.
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80 Addendum: Recommendations for future consolidation and/or research projects at sites covered in this study.
81 Our survey suggests that there are at least 10 to 12 archaeological sites in various parts of the Puuc archaeological region which are worthy of special consideration.
In some cases, these are sites where important, or unique examples of Puuc architecture, are in imminent danger. Overview of Uxmal’s Architecture. As opposed to many Pre-Hispanic cities, Uxmal was not organized with geometry in mind.
Rather it was laid out with a focus on astronomy and adjusted to the hilly terrain. A Site Map of Uxmal. (C.S. Rhyne) Most of the buildings were created in the style of Puuc architecture.
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Uxmal, in north-west Yucatán, Mexico, was an important Maya city which flourished between the 6th and 10th centuries CE. The city, following an extensive restoration programme, is the best preserved of all Maya sites, and it possesses some of the most outstanding examples of Terminal Classic architecture anywhere.
Uxmal is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The book recounting their adventures, Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, was published inand was an instant sensation, particularly in England, bringing to center stage the mysterious Maya and their lost cities in the jungles of Central America.
Heavy on the Puuc architecture, and lots of images of Chaac, the rain god. One of the Puuc. THE Pollock: the Puuc: an Architectural Survey of Hi LL Country Yucatan & N Campeche (Pr Only) by HED POLLOCK,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
An architectural style is characterized by the features that make a building or other structure notable and historically identifiable. A style may include such elements as form, method of construction, building materials, and regional architecture can be classified as a chronology of styles which change over time reflecting changing fashions, beliefs and religions, or the.
The Mayan Puuc architecture style is found throughout the Puuc hills region of northwestern Yucatan. Puuc is a Maya word which means "low range of hills." Constructed between and A.D., the Puuc buildings usually face inward towards the center of the ceremonial plaza and are grouped around a general north-south axis.
Alongside the usual material on Maya history throughout the Pre-Classic, Classic, and Post-Classic, you will find delightful chapters on the role of caves in Maya religion, intoxication and ecstacy, war and prisoners, court dwarves, the meaning of the Bonampak murals, Puuc architecture, Tikal architecture and its influence, astronomy and Reviews:.
Get this from a library! The Puuc: an architectural survey of the hill country of Yucatan and northern Campeche, Mexico. [H E D Pollock].Puuc Architecture-- Science Museum of Minnesota Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, and Labná: The Puuc Region, Yucatán, México -- Charles S.
Rhyne, Reed College top of page A-Z index. The 41 km long network roads is called La Ruta Puuc. They run through the entire state of Yucatan and almost all of the buildings of the Puuc architectural style are located along these roads. The name of one of Maya’s most important religious centers is Uxmal.
Make sure to spend a couple of hours there and enjoy the Pyramid of the.