Chavín : Art, Architecture, and Culture

Chavín : Art, Architecture, and Culture

by William J. Conklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931745463

ISBN-13: 9781931745468

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

This book is the first in more than a decade to provide new information on the Chavín phenomenon of ancient Peru. Thought by some to be the "Mother Culture" of ancient Peruvian cultures, Chavín is remarkable for its baroque, sophisticated art style in a variety of media, including finely carved stone monuments, beautifully formed pottery, and

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This book is the first in more than a decade to provide new information on the Chavín phenomenon of ancient Peru. Thought by some to be the "Mother Culture" of ancient Peruvian cultures, Chavín 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 Chavín 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 Chavín de Huantar, studies of related cultures, the role of shamanism, and many other topics of interest to specialists and the general reader, alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931745468
Publisher:
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Cotsen Monograph Series, #61
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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