Talk:Mayan Revival architecture

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Two things. I am suggesting changing the name of this article to Mayan Revival architecture and I removed this sentence.

Pan American Union Building by Paul Philippe Cret

We can argue but what style the building IS, but I know what it is NOT and that is Mayan of any sort. There might be some Mayan details somewhere, but I have not found them yet. Carptrash 20:30, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

thanks for pointing out[edit]

the Mesoamerican details of the Pan American Union Building. As you say, Ingle does begin Chapter One, sorry, Chapter Two by stating that the Revival began here. I disagree with this statement on the grounds that what Cret did in this building and its gardens was not create a revival architectural style, rather he incorporated Mayan (the term used in the larger sense) details in a otherwise classical/Renaissance design. I feel that to claim that this building began the revival implies that what followed next came from it and I do not believe that this is the case. It was an isolated use of Mayan motifs chosen because it fit the purpose of the building. What followed, Mayan Revival, did not from from Cret's building. But that is just my (opinion) and I am comfortable leaving your addition to this article as you have writen it. I trust that you have checked WATCH on this article so you'll know about my next big push, the building in Niagara Falls. Carptrash 09:08, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

I pulled this out and moved it here[edit]

The roofline of the Baltimore Trust Building in Baltimore, Maryland is reminiscent of a Mayan Pyramid

To my eye there is very little to suggest Mayan influence here. Perhaps suggesting what Mayan pyramid this is patterned on would help. Something at Tikal, perhaps? Mostly not I think. I'll see if I can find a better image to replace it with, and you try too. Carptrash (talk) 15:24, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Let the games begin[edit]

I am about to try and rework this article a bit, mostly to try and clarify the relationship between Mayan Revival architecture and Art Deco. Some of these edits will approach the heretical original research zone while others will appear to slop over into opinion. Let me begin by stating that I have no particular point-of-view to push, no favorite theory, mine or anyone else's that i wish to champion. My real hope is that these edits go unnoticed and unchallenged. However I was not wikipedia born yesterday. I do request that folks who know nothing about the subject not get too involved. I have a pretty extensive collection of books on art deco architecture that I am always happy to share/discuss with interested parties and have been reviewing them a lot recently. Beyer, for example [1] has over 30 different pages listed in the index for "Mayan and Aztec influences" while Crowe [2] has no index at all but I counted close to two dozen references to Mayan and Aztec while cruising through it. Enough said. My computer is located in the part of my home that has no heat so . . .... this being the heart of winter things can get a little sporadic but bear (bare?) with me and let us make this tiny corner of wikipedia something that we can all be proud of. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 04:49, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
PS I am also very inclined to yank the Frank Lloyd Wright synagog from something like 1952 outta here unless I hear why I should not.

I find this claim[edit]

"Detroit, Michigan and Mérida, Mexico have the largest numbers of Mayan-revival buildings," to be one that I'd like to see discussed more. Especially the Detroit part. Any takers? Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 02:09, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Bayer, Patricia, Art Deco Architecture; Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Thames & Hudson, NY 1992
  2. ^ Crowe, Michael F., Deco by the Bay: Art Deco Architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area, Viking Studio Books, NY, 1995