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Maya Yucatan: An Artist's Journey (Hardcover)
~ Phillip Hofstetter (Author), David Freidel (Foreword)
• Hardcover: 143 pages
• Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; Ill edition (October 30, 2009)

From the Foreword (book jacket note) by David Freidel, a leading Maya archaeologist:

"What Phil says about the projects at Chunchucmil, Kiuic, and Xuenkal is as captivating in its insight and immediacy as I know his account of Yaxuná to be. All of the archaeologists in those projects are cherished friends and colleagues of mine, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that Phil tells true stories. We are all used to having reporters and journalists write about our work, and about us. Sometimes it is a bit painful to read when a writer gets a story wrong, but we have to try to teach in the public forum if our work is to compete with the fantasies Hollywood spins about archaeology or the Maya. So when you read this book, pass it on and let your friends know that this is the real deal, and fun to boot."

Review from the book jacket:

"This book will stand out as a unique cross-disciplinary contribution to Maya studies. Very few artists have written about their collaborations with archaeologists and how such relationships affect their creative process. Maya Yucatán is both enthralling photographic art as well as a deeply personal and beautifully written description of the collaborative process between artist and scholar"

Traci Ardren, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami, and Co-Director of the Proyecto Arqueologico Xuenkal

Maya Yucatan - An Artist's Journey     - link to Amazon.com listing

Phil's Maya Panoramas        Phil's Greco-roman Panoramas

Maya Cosmos Website - interactive panoramas of 20 Maya Cities in the Yucatán Peninsula

Yaxuná Archaeology Website - Excavations 1986 - 1996

Yaxunah Centro Cultural - contemporary Maya village


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