Art of the Andes

From Chavín to Inca


A unique overview of one of the greatest artistic traditions in history

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Rebecca R. Stone


Established as the best single-volume introduction to Andean art and architecture, this wide-ranging survey describes, among others, the strikingly varied artistic achievements of the Chavín, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimú and Inca cultures. Their impressive cities, tall pyramids, intriguing earthworks, shining goldwork and intricate textiles constitute one of the greatest artistic traditions in history.

For this fully revised third edition, Professor Stone has rewritten and expanded the text throughout, touching on many of the recent discoveries and advances in the field. These include new work on the huge stone pyramids and other structures at Caral; continued excavations of Inca child sacrifices perched on mountaintops throughout the empire, with their perfectly preserved clothing and miniature offerings of metal, ceramics and shell; spectacular murals and the remarkable burial of a tattooed female warrior-leader at the Moche site of Huaca Cao Viejo; and many new finds of high-status textiles, along with fresh analyses of weaving technology and new interpretations of designs and motifs.

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Weight 527 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2012
Number of pages 248
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.2 x 21 cm
Weight 527 g


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Rebecca R. Stone is Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has curated numerous exhibitions on ancient American art and is the author of To Weave for the Sun: Ancient Andean Textiles, also published by Thames & Hudson.