173 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 148 illus.
Cloth 2002 | ISBN 9781931707398 | $49.95s | Outside the Americas £41.00
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Great Maya center of Tikal in Guatemala is famous for its well-preserved architecture. This book presents detailed descriptions of a selection of unexcavated standing structures in the forests around the site center that complement the Museum's Architectural Survey conducted from 1960 to 1970. The survey produced measured drawings—plans, sections, elevations, and details—supplemented by descriptive text and quantitative tables for each structure. All structures are vaulted, and some are major works.
TR 23 A is the primary record of important parts of Tikal's urban landscape, with clear, precise, and usable architectural analyses for Mayanists, archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians, urbanists, and those interested in construction techniques and in uses of Maya buildings.
University Museum Monograph, 114
H. Stanley Loten is an architect and Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University.