Spirit of the Amazon

Spirit of the Amazon The Indigenous Tribes of the Xingu

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Publisher's Synopsis

This beautiful book opens a window on the fundamentally different culture of the indigenous peoples of the Xingu. It follows the expedition route that the authors took in 2007 - from the Upper Xingu - the Xingu Indigenous Park - to the Kayapo region and, finally, to the Lower Xingu, arriving at the Amazon River. This book challenges the assumption that mainstream global culture is the only way and that people with a fundamentally different basis for their lives will inevitably be subsumed into the mainstream. Rather than being a throwback, indigenous cultures represent a viable and important alternative way of life in the 21st Century. This book shows how the continuance of indigenous cultures is a matter of their informed choice, not of deprivation or lack of opportunity. That choice should be respected and supported.

About the Publisher



Papadakis Publisher is an independent, family-owned publishing company situated in London and Winterbourne, UK. Since 1968, Papadakis Publisher and its predecessor Academy Editions have published more than a thousand titles, mainly on art, architecture and the decorative arts. Founder Andreas Papadakis was the first to publish many international architects including L?on Krier, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid and Victor Arwas?s Art Deco, first published in 1980 remains the standard work on the subject.

Book information

ISBN: 9781906506674
Publisher: Papadakis
Imprint: Papadakis
Pub date:
DEWEY: 981.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 1852g
Height: 266mm
Width: 317mm
Spine width: 26mm