Scale and the Incas

Author: Andrew James Hamilton

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Art

Page: 304

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A groundbreaking work on how the topic of scale provides an entirely new understanding of Inca material culture Although questions of form and style are fundamental to art history, the issue of scale has been surprisingly neglected. Yet, scale and scaled relationships are essential to the visual cultures of many societies from around the world, especially in the Andes. In Scale and the Incas, Andrew Hamilton presents a groundbreaking theoretical framework for analyzing scale, and then applies this approach to Inca art, architecture, and belief systems. The Incas were one of humanity's great civilizations, but their lack of a written language has prevented widespread appreciation of their sophisticated intellectual tradition. Expansive in scope, this book examines many famous works of Inca art including Machu Picchu and the Dumbarton Oaks tunic, more enigmatic artifacts like the Sayhuite Stone and Capacocha offerings, and a range of relatively unknown objects in diverse media including fiber, wood, feathers, stone, and metalwork. Ultimately, Hamilton demonstrates how the Incas used scale as an effective mode of expression in their vast multilingual and multiethnic empire. Lavishly illustrated with stunning color plates created by the author, the book's pages depict artifacts alongside scale markers and silhouettes of hands and bodies, allowing readers to gauge scale in multiple ways. The pioneering visual and theoretical arguments of Scale andthe Incas not only rewrite understandings of Inca art, but also provide a benchmark for future studies of scale in art from other cultures.

Da la Prehistoria a la Revolucion Industrial

Author: Globe Fearon

Publisher: Globe Fearon


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

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This two-volume, highly readable softcover world history program covers all the major topics in a world history curriculum. Included are Early Civilizations Around the World;The Industrial Revolution Has Global Impact; and Wars, Revolutions, and Efforts for Peace in the Twentieth Century. Reading Level: 5-6 Interest Level: 9-12

El oro de los Césares

historia de las siete muertes del hijo de la María de Toledo : novela

Author: Julio Torres



Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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"Novela histórica rica en datos ornados de un lenguaje erudito y fantasioso. América y Europa se hermanan en la prosa que recrea armoniosamente la época colonial"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Lenguajes Visuales De Los Incas

Author: Paola González Carvajal

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Art

Page: 193

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This volume focuses on the various systems of visual communication created by, or associated, with the imperial Inca state. The papers advance understanding of Inca forms of representation, as well as Andean systems more generally, by attending to the formal, contextual, functional, and ideological processes through which they are constructed and within which they are embedded. In essence, the volume constitutes a joint reflection on the important themes of representation and material systems of communication in the Andean context. Spanish text.





Category: Arica (Chile : Dept.)


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