More than merely a collection of beautiful photographs of the region. Just as it was for the first Mayan people who deified golden corn, color is symbolically significant for the Maya of Mexico and Central America, even today. Becom's photographs illustrate these beliefs and a vivid text brings ancient murals, shaman rituals, Days of the Dead festivals, blood red altars and painted tombs into sharp anthropological focus. -- San Francisco Examiner, May 17, 1998
This is the rare picture book with text as good as the photos. -- Detroit Free Press
About the Author
Jeffrey Becom is a contemporary renaissance man--painter, photographer, and writer--whose work is exhibited widely. He was the focus of a PBS film entitled For the Colors, on the traditional architecture and decoration of Italy. He is also the author of Maya Color published by Abbeville Press.