Art Of The Andes

Art Of The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Rebecca Stone
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Release : 2012
File : 248 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0500204152


Art Nature And Religion In The Central Andes

Art Nature And Religion In The Central Andes

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Mary Strong
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2012-05-01
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780292742901


The Virgin Of The Andes

The Virgin Of The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Carol Damian
Publisher : Grassfield Press, Incorporated
Release : 1995
File : 110 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015037777318


Folk Art Of The Andes

Folk Art Of The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Barbara Mauldin
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Release : 2011
File : 303 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0890135274


Textiles From The Andes

Textiles From The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Design
Author by : Penelope Dransart
Publisher : Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Release : 2012
File : 87 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1566568595


Textile Traditions Of Mesoamerica And The Andes

Textile Traditions Of Mesoamerica And The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Margot Blum Schevill
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-07-05
File : 527 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780292787612


Andean Expressions

Andean Expressions

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : George F. Lau
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2011-04-16
File : 338 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781587299742


Religion In The Andes

Religion In The Andes

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Sabine MacCormack
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1991
File : 488 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0691021066


Art Of The Andes

Art Of The Andes

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This wide-ranging survey has established itself as the best single-volume introduction to Andean art and architecture.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Rebecca Stone
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Release : 2002
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0500203636


The Inca World

The Inca World

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This fascinating visual history tells the story of the ancient peoples of Peru and the Andes. Split into two sections, the first part of the book focuses on how these communities functioned, and day-to-day life for ordinary people at work and home. The second part tells the story of the arts and architecture.

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Genre : History
Author by : David Jones
Publisher : Lorenz Books
Release : 2010
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0754817261