Smart Lecture: Virtuosity + Being in Ancient Maya Writing

WhenNovember 16, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WhereCochrane-Woods Art Center 157
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Contact InformationArt History Department
DescriptionStephen Houston, Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University,

Maya writing a hieroglyphic system like ancient Egyptian, existed at the interface between text and image. This talk explores
the varied navigations in that zone of turbulence, ranging from aesthetic judgments to the conviction that writing might
literally live, its shapes and spellings erupting into active bodies. At times playful, often serious-minded, Maya writing offers
enduring insights into the cultural and philosophical implications of graphic representation.
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