The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya, and Andean Peoples

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LIST OF FIGURES
All dates are A.D. unless otherwise indicated. In elevation drawings the number of steps reproduced is in most cases approximate
1 Cuicuilco, pyramid, before 500 B.C. Plan and section (After Marquina)24
2 Teotihuacán, the temples, c. 600 (Courtesy René Millon, University of California, Berkeley)26
3 (A) Teotihuacán, Pyramid of the Moon, c. 300. Perspective diagram (After Marquina); (B) Kaminaljuyú, Mound B4, fourth century. Perspective diagram (After Marguina)27
4 Teotihuacán, Ciudadela, inner core of central platform, before 500. Diagram of assembly and section of tablero (After Gamio)28
5 Atetelco, near Teotihuacán, dwelling group, c. 500. Elevation and plan (After Marquina and Armillas)31
6 Cholula, main pyramid, c. 500. Section, plan, and tablero profile of nucleus (After Marquina)32
7 Pottery figurines from Teotihuacán, Periods I-V, c. 300 B.C.-A.D. 900. New York, American Museum of Natural History34
8 Cylindrical tripod vessel, Teotihuacán style, before 700 (After Seler)36
9 Xochicalco, eighth-ninth centuries. (A) General plan; (B) South-west group with ball-court; (c) Platform temple, lateral and rear façades (After Marquina)38-40
10 Tula. Plan before 1350 (After Acosta)44
11 Tula, Cerro de la Malinche, rock carving of Ce acatl, c. 1200 (After Krickeberg, courtesy Safari-Verlag, Berlin)48
12 Tenayuca, pyramid. Plans and elevations showing enlargements of c. 1300-1500 (After Marquina)49
13 Tenochtitlan. Plan c. 1510 showing relation of the Aztec capital to the present centre of Mexico City (After Toussaint, Fernández, O'Gorman)53
14 Texcoco, palace court. Sixteenth-century drawing after Mapa Quinatzin (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris)54
15 Chiconauhtla. Plan of upper-clan dwelling, c. 1500 (After Vaillant; courtesy A.M.N.H.)55
16 La Venta. Plan C. 300 (After Covarrubias, Mexico South, copyright © 1946 by Alfred A. Knopf, publisher)65
17 Tajín. General plan, with inset of Tajín Chico, c. 900 (After Marquina)72
18 Tajín, principal pyramid, fourth century. Elevation and plan (After Marquina)73
19 Tajín Chico, Platform A, seventh century (?) (After Marquina)74
20 Tamuín, wall painting representing Huastec deities, eleventh century (After Marquina)81
21 Monte Alban. Plan c. 700 (After Marquina)84
22 Monte Alban, house group and Tomb 105, seventh century (?). Plans and section (After Caso)86
23 Mitla. Plan in the ninth century (?) (After Holmes)92
24 Mitla, Quadrangle F, tombs, ninth century (?). Section of north budding and plan of court (After Holmes and Saville)94
25 Mitla, façade mosaics, typical forms, ninth century (?) (After Holmes and León)96
26 Mitla, painting on lintels in Arroyo and Church Groups, after 800. (A) Arroyo north; (B) Church cast; (C) Church north; (D) Church west (After Seler)99
27 Wooden drum, Mixtec style, fourteenth century (?). London, British Museum (After Saville)104
28 Tzintzuntzan, yacatas, c. 1500. Perspective (After Marquina)111
29 Las Ranas and Toluquilla, 700-1000. Plans and profiles of walls (After Marquina)112
30 Regional types of Maya vaulting technique: plans, sections, elevations. (A)

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