By Adam Herring

ISBN-10: 1107094364

ISBN-13: 9781107094369

In 1500 CE, the Inca empire lined such a lot of South America's Andean sector. The empire's leaders first met Europeans on November 15, 1532, whilst a wide Inca military faced Francisco Pizarro's band of adventurers within the highland Andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru. At few different occasions in its heritage might the Inca royal management so aggressively exhibit its ethical authority and political energy. Glittering and truculent, what Europeans witnessed at Inca Cajamarca compels revised understandings of pre-contact Inca visible paintings, spatial perform, and physically expression. This publication takes a clean examine the come upon at Cajamarca, utilizing the episode to supply a brand new, art-historical interpretation of pre-contact Inca tradition and gear. Adam Herring's research bargains shut readings of Inca and Andean artwork in numerous media: structure and panorama, geoglyphs, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, featherwork, and metalwork. the quantity is richly illustrated with over sixty colour images.

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