Art of the Andes

Art of the Andes
Author: Rebecca Stone
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0500204152
Language: en
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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.

Art Nature and Religion in the Central Andes

Art  Nature  and Religion in the Central Andes
Author: Mary Strong
Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780292742901
Language: en
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From prehistory to the present, the Indigenous peoples of the Andes have used a visual symbol system—that is, art—to express their sense of the sacred and its immanence in the natural world. Many visual motifs that originated prior to the Incas still appear in Andean art today, despite the onslaught of cultural disruption that native Andeans have endured over several centuries. Indeed, art has always been a unifying power through which Andeans maintain their spirituality, pride, and culture while resisting the oppression of the dominant society. In this book, Mary Strong takes a significantly new approach to Andean art that links prehistoric to contemporary forms through an ethnographic understanding of Indigenous Andean culture. In the first part of the book, she provides a broad historical survey of Andean art that explores how Andean religious concepts have been expressed in art and how artists have responded to cultural encounters and impositions, ranging from invasion and conquest to international labor migration and the internet. In the second part, Strong looks at eight contemporary art types—the scissors dance (danza de tijeras), home altars (retablos), carved gourds (mates), ceramics (ceramica), painted boards (tablas), weavings (textiles), tinware (hojalateria), and Huamanga stone carvings (piedra de Huamanga). She includes prehistoric and historic information about each art form, its religious meaning, the natural environment and sociopolitical processes that help to shape its expression, and how it is constructed or performed by today’s artists, many of whom are quoted in the book.

The Virgin of the Andes

The Virgin of the Andes
Author: Carol Damian
Release: 1995
Editor: Grassfield Press, Incorporated
Pages: 110
ISBN: UOM:39015037777318
Language: en
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"Reconstructs the history of the Virgin of Cuzco who, as a fusion of indigenous Andean and Spanish Christian beliefs and practices, represents both the Virgin Mary and Pachamama. Includes background chapters on Andean and Spanish beliefs and art. Major, mostly original work illuminates multiple aspects of the outlooks of both peoples as reflected in their religious iconography during the colonial period. Magnificently illustrated"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Folk Art of the Andes

Folk Art of the Andes
Author: Barbara Mauldin,Blair Clark
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0890135274
Language: en
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With over four hundred color photographs, this book presents an overview of the religious, textile, costume, utilitarian, and festival folk arts made after the Andeans were free from Spanish colonial rule.

Ancient Alterity in the Andes

Ancient Alterity in the Andes
Author: George F. Lau
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781136193569
Language: en
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Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained steam in concert with postmodernism’s emphasis on self-reflection and discourse, it is especially significant now as a framework to understand the process of ‘writing’ and understanding the Other: groups, cultures and cosmologies. This book showcases this concept by illustrating how people visualised others in the past, and how it coloured their engagements with them, both physically and cognitively. Alterity has yet to see sustained treatment in archaeology due in great part to the fact that the archaeological record is not always equipped to inform on the subject. Like its kindred concepts, such as identity and ethnicity, alterity is difficult to observe also because it can be expressed at different times and scales, from the individual, family and village settings, to contexts such as nations and empires. It can also be said to ‘reside’ just as well in objects and individuals, as it may in a technique, action or performance. One requires a relevant, holistic data set and multiple lines of evidence. Ancient Alterity in the Andes provides just that by focusing on the great achievements of the ancient Andes during the first millennium AD, centred on a Precolumbian culture, known as Recuay (AD 1-700). Using a new framework of alterity, one based on social others (e.g., kinsfolk, animals, predators, enemies, ancestral dead), the book rethinks cultural relationships with other groups, including the Moche and Nasca civilisations of Peru’s coast, the Chavín cult, and the later Wari, the first Andean empire. In revealing little known patterns in Andean prehistory the book illuminates the ways that archaeologists, in general, can examine alterity through the existing record. Ancient Alterity in the Andes is a substantial boon to the analysis and writing of past cultures, social systems and cosmologies and an important book for those wishing to understand this developing concept in archaeological theory.

The Stone and the Thread

The Stone and the Thread
Author: César Paternosto
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0292765657
Language: en
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"Shows that precolumbian tectonic forms (especially as found in sculpture and weaving) appear to be an overlooked source, or anticipation, of much of the art of the 20th century. Second part of book deals with artifacts as American art and addresses reception of ancient tectonics in the 20th century. Emphasizes intense relationship that some members of the New York School (particularly Barnett Newman and Adolph Gottlieb) had during 1940s with the aboriginal arts of the North American part of the hemisphere and thus the affinities between their work and the work of the older Torres Garcâia in Montevideo, at the other end of the continent"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Andean Expressions

Andean Expressions
Author: George F. Lau
Release: 2011-04-16
Editor: University of Iowa Press
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781587299742
Language: en
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Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical sophistication. In this first in-depth study of these peoples, George Lau situates the Recuay within the great diversification of cultural styles associated with the Early Intermediate Period, provides new and significant evidence to evaluate models of social complexity, and offers fresh theories about life, settlement, art, and cosmology in the high Andes. Lau crafts a nuanced social and historical model in order to evaluate the record of Recuay developments as part of a wider Andean prehistory. He analyzes the rise and decline of Recuay groups as well as their special interactions with the Andean landscape. Their coherence was expressed as shared culture, community, and corporate identity, but Lau also reveals its diversity through time and space in order to challenge the monolithic characterizations of Recuay society pervasive in the literature today. Many of the innovations in Recuay culture, revealed for the first time in this landmark volume, left a lasting impact on Andean history and continue to have relevance today. The author highlights the ways that material things intervened in ancient social and political life, rather than being merely passive reflections of historical change, to show that Recuay public art, exchange, technological innovations, warfare, and religion offer key insights into the emergence of social hierarchy and chiefly leadership and the formation, interaction, and later dissolution of large discrete polities. By presenting Recuay artifacts as fundamentally social in the sense of creating and negotiating relations among persons, places, and things, he recognizes in the complexities of the past an enduring order and intelligence that shape the contours of history.

Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes

Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes
Author: Margot Blum Schevill,Janet Catherine Berlo,Edward B. Dwyer
Release: 2010-07-05
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 527
ISBN: 9780292787612
Language: en
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In this volume, anthropologists, art historians, fiber artists, and technologists come together to explore the meanings, uses, and fabrication of textiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from Precolumbian times to the present. Originally published in 1991 by Garland Publishing, the book grew out of a 1987 symposium held in conjunction with the exhibit "Costume as Communication: Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America" at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University.

Textiles from the Andes

Textiles from the Andes
Author: Penelope Dransart,Penny Dransart,Helen Wolfe
Release: 2012
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Pages: 87
ISBN: 1566568595
Language: en
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Looks at thirty textiles from the Andes housed in the British Museum, describing their historical, cultural, and environmental significance and their role in political and religious beliefs of the ancient civilization.

Traditional Textiles of the Andes

Traditional Textiles of the Andes
Author: Lynn Meisch,Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Release: 1997
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0500279853
Language: en
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Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this book features 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century indigenous textiles woven by the Aymara and Quechua peoples of the Andean Mountains. The elaborately patterned pieces are all drawn from the previously unpublished Jeffrey Appleby Collection and include everyday and ceremonial textiles of all types. 178 illus. 147 in color.

Religion in the Andes

Religion in the Andes
Author: Sabine MacCormack
Release: 1991
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 488
ISBN: 0691021066
Language: en
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Addressing problems of objectivity and authenticity, Sabine MacCormack reconstructs how Andean religion was understood by the Spanish in light of seventeenth-century European theological and philosophical movements, and by Andean writers trying to find in it antecedents to their new Christian faith.

From Foraging to Farming in the Andes

From Foraging to Farming in the Andes
Author: Tom D. Dillehay
Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139495639
Language: en
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Archeologists have always considered the beginnings of Andean civilization from c.13,000 to 6,000 years ago to be important in terms of the appearance of domesticated plants and animals, social differentiation, and a sedentary lifestyle, but there is more to this period than just these developments. During this period, the spread of crop production and other technologies, kinship-based labor projects, mound-building, and population aggregation formed ever-changing conditions across the Andes. From Foraging to Farming in the Andes proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. It argues that such developments evolved regionally, were fluid and uneven, and were subject to reversal. This book develops these arguments from a large body of archaeological evidence, collected over 30 years in two valleys in northern Peru, and then places the valleys in the context of recent scholarship studying similar developments around the world.

Treasures of the Andes

Treasures of the Andes
Author: Jeffrey Quilter
Release: 2005
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114529287
Language: en
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Presents a richly illustrated portrait of the rise and fall of various mountain and coastal peoples of the Andes Region, highlighting the imaginative design and craftsmanship of their jewelry, textiles, ceramics, embroidery, and architecture.

Fire from the Andes

Fire from the Andes
Author: Susan Elizabeth Benner,Kathy S. Leonard
Release: 1998
Editor: UNM Press
Pages: 189
ISBN: 0826318258
Language: en
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Stories by women from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru on subjects ranging from politics to fantasy. In one story a woman turns to terrorism from boredom, another is a reworking of the story of Adam and Eve.

Wari

Wari
Author: Susan E. Bergh,Luis Guillermo Lumbreras,Luis Jaime Castillo
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0500516561
Language: en
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"Eminent ancestors of the better-known Inca, the Wari ascended to power in the south-central highlands of Peru in about AD 600, underwent a period of explosive growth, and then, by AD 1000, collapsed. During this lifespan, they created a society of such unprecedented complexity that many today regard it as the first empire in the Andes. Elite arts and the ideologies that informed them were among the culture's most prominent exports. From their eponymous capital, one of the largest archaeological sites inSouth America, the Wari sent elaborate objects and textiles to their highland provincial centers as well as down into populous Pacific coastal areas to the west. The arts were crucial to their political, economic, and religious systems. Since the Wari did not write, the arts took on special roles in preserving and communicating information. This book is published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art that features some 170 objects from collections in Canada, Europe, Peru, and the United States. The selection covers the full range of Wari elite arts: elaborate textiles, which probably were at the core of Wari value systems; sophisticated ceramics of various styles; exquisite personal ornaments made of precious materials; carved wood containers; and works in stone and other media. The exhibition, the first in North America devoted to the arts of the Wari, was curated and the cataloged edited by Susan E. Bergh, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American art at theCleveland Museum of Art."--P. [2] of cover.

Peruvian Featherworks

Peruvian Featherworks
Author: Heidi King
Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780300169799
Language: en
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Of universal appeal and great beauty, Peruvian featherworking was part of a highly sophisticated textile tradition spanning several thousand years. Although these rare treasures, which include vibrantly colored and detailed garments, headdresses, personal ornaments, and ritual objects, have been admired and collected by connoisseurs for decades, this unusual and exquisite art form has not been much investigated or published. Peruvian Featherworks, a magnificently illustrated publication, is the first in-depth and authoritative review of featherworking traditions in Ancient Peru. Written by seven international experts in the textile arts and archaeology, the texts include a discussion of important recent discoveries, considerations of iconography, and basic technical characteristics of featherworks. Nearly seventy outstanding pieces are discussed, as well as evidence of feather mosaic on textiles and other media in most major Andean cultures, from the Paracas (about 600–100 B.C.) through the Inca (1470–1534).

Andean Archaeology II

Andean Archaeology II
Author: Helaine Silverman,William H. Isbell
Release: 2015-01-28
Editor: Springer
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781461505976
Language: en
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The origins and development of civilization are vital components to the understanding of the cultural processes that create human societies. Comparing and contrasting the evolutionary sequences from different civilizations is one approach to discovering their unique development. One area for comparison is in the Central Andes where several societies remained in isolation without a written language. As a direct result, the only resource to understand these societies is their material artifacts. In this second volume, the focus is on the art and landscape remains and what they uncover about societies of the Central Andes region. The ancient art and landscape, revealing the range and richness of the societies of the area significantly shaped the development of Andean archaeology. This work includes discussions on: - pottery and textiles; - iconography and symbols; - ideology; - geoglyphs and rock art. This volume will be of interest to Andean archaeologists, cultural and historical anthropologists, material archaeologists and Latin American historians.

Object and Apparition

Object and Apparition
Author: Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780816530311
Language: en
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"Based on thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi demonstrates that Andeans were active agents in Catholic image-making and created a particularly Andean version of Catholicism. Object and Apparition describes the unique features of Andean Catholicism while illustrating its connections to both Spanish and Andean cultural traditions"--Provided by publisher.

Ancient Arts of the Andes

Ancient Arts of the Andes
Author: Wendell Clark Bennett
Release: 1954
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: UCAL:B4386909
Language: en
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The Andean Hybrid Baroque

The Andean Hybrid Baroque
Author: Gauvin A. Bailey
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 642
ISBN: 0268022224
Language: en
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"In spite of decades of scholarship, our understanding of the Andean Hybrid Baroque and its churches has been severely handicapped by a lack of archival documentation and consistent stylistic analysis....I wrote this study specifically to fill these gaps."---From the Introduction The Andean Hybrid Baroque is the first comprehensive study of the architecture and architectural sculpture of southern Peru in the late colonial period (1660s-1820s), an enduring and polemical subject in Latin American art history. In the southern Andes during the last century and a half of colonial rule, when the Spanish crown was losing its grip on the Americas and Amerindian groups began organizing into activist and increasingly violent political movements, a style of architectural sculpture emerged that remains one of the most vigorous and creative outcomes of the meeting of two cultures. The Andean Hybrid Baroque (also known as "Mestizo Style") was a flourishing school of carving distinguished by its virtuoso combination of European late Renaissance and Baroque forms with Andean sacred and profane symbolism, some of it originating in the pre-Hispanic era. The Andean Hybrid Baroque found its genesis and most comprehensive iconographical expression in the architecture of Catholic churches, chapels, cloisters, and conventual buildings. Drawing on hundreds of primary documents and on ethno-historical and anthropological literature that has rarely been applied to an art-historical subject, Gauvin Alexander Bailey provides the most substantial study of Colonial Peruvian architecture in decades. The product of six years of photographic surveys in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, as well as research in governmental and ecclesiastical archives in Latin America and Europe, Bailey's richly illustrated study examines the construction history and decoration of fifty churches. It offers a fundamentally new understanding of the chronology, regional variations, and diffusion of the Andean Hybrid Baroque style, as well as a fresh interpretation of its relationship to indigenous Andean culture.