Synopses & Reviews
Now fully revised, it describes the strikingly varied artistic achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Chimu, and Inca cultures, among others. Their impressive cities, tall pyramids, shining goldwork, and intricate textiles constitute one of the greatest artistic traditions in history.
For the second edition, Rebecca Stone-Miller has added new material covering the earliest mummification in the world at Chinchorros, wonderful new Moche murals and architectural reconstructions, the latest finds from the Chachapoyas culture, and a greater emphasis on shamanism. Throughout, Stone-Miller demonstrates how the Andean peoples adapted and refined their aesthetic response to an extremely inhospitable environment.
An updated edition of Stone-Miller's survey of the wealth of art and architecture created by the various cultures of the Andes. Illustrated with examples of sculpture, textiles and other media, she discusses how their aesthetic provides a wider knowledge of the people that created it.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.
This wide-ranging survey has established itself as the best single-volume introduction to Andean art and architecture.
About the Author
Rebecca Stone-Miller is Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas at Emory University in Atlanta. She has curated numerous exhibitions on ancient American art and is the author of To Weave for the Sun: Ancient Andean Textiles; Seeing with New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas; and Art of the Andes: From Chavín to Inca.