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Callachaca: Style and Status in an Inca Community

Callachaca: Style and Status in an Inca Community

by Susan A. Niles

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Inca constructions, designed to conform to a state aesthetic, reveal the worldview of these masters of social and architectural engineering. In her meticulous analysis of Callachaca—the fifteenth-century estate of the royal Amaro Topa Inca and his retainers near the ancient capital of Cuzco—Susan Niles shows us that the physical order seen in this planned community reflects the Inca vision of an appropriate social order.

Callachaca: Style and Status in an Inca Community will be valuable reading for archaeologists, art historians, geographers, architects with an interest in pre-Columbian cultures, landscape architects, anthropologists, folklorists, and historians with a special interest in the Andes. Since she focuses on all the varied architectural remains at one site in the Inca heartland, Niles provides a unique model for examining royal Inca architecture and society.

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ISBN-13: 9781587291685
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 20 MB
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Table of Contents

Contents A Note on Orthography A Key to Symbols Preface 1. An Introduction to Callachaca 2. Home and Community 3. Special-Purpose Architecture 4. Land and Water 5. Shrines and Holy Places 6. Style and Status in Inca Design Bibliography Index

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