Art of the Andes

Art of the Andes From Chavín to Inca - World of Art

3rd Edition

Paperback (13 Aug 2012)

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Synopsis

This wide-ranging survey, now established as the best single-volume introduction to Andean art and architecture on the market today, describes the strikingly varied artistic achievements of the Chavín, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimú and Inca cultures, among others. For this fully revised third edition, Rebecca Stone has rewritten and expanded the text throughout, touching on many of the recent discoveries and advances in the field. These include new work on the huge stone pyramids and other structures at Caral; continued excavations of Inca child sacrifices perched on mountaintops throughout the empire, with their perfectly preserved clothing and miniature offerings of metal, ceramics and shell; spectacular murals and the remarkable burial of a tattooed female warrior-leader at the Moche site of Huaca Cao Viejo; and many new finds of high-status textiles, along with fresh analyses of weaving technology and new interpretations of designs and motifs.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500204153
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
Edition: 3rd Edition
DEWEY: 709.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 522g
Height: 210mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 19mm