Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica, Jeffrey Becom, 1997

Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica

Jeffrey Becom


by Sally Jean Aberg (Author), Jeffrey Becom (Author, Photographer), New York, Abbeville Press

More than merely a collection of beautiful photographs of the region. Just as it was for the first Mayan people who deified golden corn, color is symbolically significant for the Maya of Mexico and Central America, even today. Becom's photographs illustrate these beliefs and a vivid text brings ancient murals, shaman rituals, Days of the Dead festivals, blood red altars and painted tombs into sharp anthropological focus. -- San Francisco Examiner, May 17, 1998

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