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Art, Architecture, and Culture

Edited by William J. Conklin and Jeffrey Quilter

Paperback, 368 pages £38.00
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781931745451
Format: 278mm x 215mm
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Series: Monographs

This book is the first in more than a decade to provide new information on the Chavin phenomenon of ancient Peru. Thought by some to be the"Mother Culture"of ancient Peruvian cultures, Chavin is remarkable for its baroque, sophisticated art style in a variety of media, including finely carved stone monuments, beautifully formed pottery, and magnificent and complex metallurgy. Also, the textiles from Chavin are incredibly innovative, both iconographically and structurally. They, in fact, form the foundation for the later Andean textile evolution. Chapters in this book cover new interpretations of the history of the site of Chavin de Huantar, studies of related cultures, the role of shamanism, and many other topics of interest to specialists and the general reader, alike.

William J. Conklin is an architect and archaeologist who has published numerous articles on Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter is deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 368 pages
 278mm x 215mm

BIC Code:
  HIS038000, HIS054000, SOC003000, SOC020000
 Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press


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