Berrin, Kathleen and Pasztory, Esther.
. Thames and Hudson, 1993.
Good specialized study of Teotihuacan sculpture and painting. Excellent photographs. Resource for many of the Slides in this unit.
Coe, Michael D.
. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 1962. Good survey of history of pre-Spanish peoples in Mexico. Excellent black/white photographs. New editions available too.
* De La Haba. “Mexico, the City That Founded a Nation”, National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 143 (May 1973): 639-669.
Good resource for tour through contemporary Mexico City including subway excavations.
* Garrett, W.E. “South to Mexico City”, National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 134 (Aug. 1968): 145-194.
Contemporary Mexico City with references to the ancient past. Excellent student and teacher source to learn of life in Mexico City today.
Grossmann, Richard (text), Bernath, Ursula (photographs).
Mexico the Land
the Art and the People
. Universe Books, New York, 1967.
Excellent photographs for contrast of contemporary and ancient Mexico.
* McDowell, Bart. “The Aztecs”, National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 158 (Dec. 1980): 704-752.
Tells of a complex people, who still live today. Excellent photographs of ancient and contemporary Aztec culture. Excellent reproduction of temple through the subway excavation in Mexico City.
Includes map of Mexico and Central America.
* Meyer, Karl E.
Newsweek Book Division, Wonders of Man Series, 1973.
Excellent text and Photographs for classroom use covering the ancient mexican city of Teotihuacan.
Miller, Arthur G.
The Mural Painting of Teotihuacan.
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., 1973.
Good photographs and renderings of murals.
Text on the technical side.
Art of Mesoamerica.
Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 1986. Most up to date survey of the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica summarizing the artistic achievements of the high Precolumbian civilizations Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec as well as their less well-known contemporaries. Excellent photographs and illustrations
* Miller and Taube.
The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya
. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1993.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. Tremendous
source for the student, scholar and traveler in understanding the references to image and symbols made in many of the books in this bibliography.
* Moctezuma, Eduardo Matos. The Great Temple , National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 158 Dec. 1980): 767-775.
Includes excellent reconstructions of the excavation of the multishelled pyramid in the heart of Mexico City as well as beautiful photographs of artifacts found there.
* Molina Montes, Augusto F. “Tenochtitlan’s Glory”, National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 158 (Dec. 1980): 753-766.
Covers deities, calendar stone, and the construction of Tenochtitlan.
Excellent photographs and illustrations. Newsweek/Mondori.
National Museum of Anthropology/Mexico City
Newsweek, Inc. & Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Great Museums of the World Series, 1970.
Excellent color reproductions of the treasures of Pre-Hispanic Mexico.
Large photographs good for use with opaque projector. Platt, Diane. “America’s Urban Landscape”, The National Experience: American Art and Culture, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, Vol. IV, 1992:127-146.
The city as portrayed by American artists.
Not for use directly with this unit but as a further examination of the city as portrayed in art.
Platt, Diane. “Our Images Make History”, The Minority Artist in America, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, Vol. IV, 1993:51-70.
Background on the life of Diego Rivera/W. P.A./Contemporary Muralists. Includes lessons for classroom use on mural making that could be used in conjunction with Teotihuacan section.
* Smith, Bradley.
Mexico: A History in Art
. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1968.
Good text for student reading and overall history of the art of Mexico.
Thompson, Katherine & Charlotte.
Mexico/ Cadogan Guides
. Cadogan Books, London, The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, Connecticut, 1991.
Excellent guide source.
Townsend, Richard F.
Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1992. Wiesental, M.
. Crescent Books, New York, 1978.
Wonderful color photographs of contemporary Mexico City.