The book's analytical approach makes it a fundamental guide for an overall understanding of the Mesoamerican architecture, from the origins to the arrival of the Spaniards at the beginning of the 16th century.
[Mesoamerican Architecture] In his definition of Mesoamerica, P. Kirchhoff indicates the vast area that includes part of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, part of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In this area, in the pre-hispanic era, a great civilization developed of different ethnic groups (Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Toltec), capable of creating writing, complex mathematics, a calendar and monumental architecture. The text, utilizing a fine selection of illustrations, analyzes the entire history of Mesoamerican architecture, from the remote origins and the preclassical period (2000-200 BC) to the postclassical period (900-1519 AD). The volume, thanks to its rigorous approach to this complex subject, is a fundamental guide for an overall understanding of the Mesoamerican culture whose lively evolution was interrupted by the arrival of the Spaniards at the beginning of the 16th century.