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10078 - George Kubler and the Ancient Maya: from Spinden to Schele

George Kubler studied Middle America with Herbert Spinden at the Institute of Fine Arts in the 1930s, but he would not turn to major questions about the Maya until his 1969 book, Studies in Maya Iconography. What controversies did Kubler spark, and how did he see a field that was in rapid transition, especially in the 1960s and 70s? What legacy does he leave for the 21st century in this field?

Keywords: Art history and theory, Maya iconography, research methodology

Author: Miller, Mary (Yale University, Ud States of Am / USA)

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