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A Culture of Stone - Inka Perspectives on Rock (Paperback) Loot Price: R650
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A Culture of Stone - Inka Perspectives on Rock (Paperback): Carolyn J. Dean

A Culture of Stone - Inka Perspectives on Rock (Paperback)

Carolyn J. Dean

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A major contribution to both art history and Latin American studies, A Culture of Stone offers sophisticated new insights into Inka culture and the interpretation of non-Western art. Carolyn Dean focuses on rock outcrops masterfully integrated into Inka architecture, exquisitely worked masonry, and freestanding sacred rocks, explaining how certain stones took on lives of their own and played a vital role in the unfolding of Inka history. Examining the multiple uses of stone, she argues that the Inka understood building in stone as a way of ordering the chaos of unordered nature, converting untamed spaces into domesticated places, and laying claim to new territories. Dean contends that understanding what the rocks signified requires seeing them as the Inka saw them: as potentially animate, sentient, and sacred. Through careful analysis of Inka stonework, colonial-period accounts of the Inka, and contemporary ethnographic and folkloric studies of indigenous Andean culture, Dean reconstructs the relationships between stonework and other aspects of Inka life, including imperial expansion, worship, and agriculture. She also scrutinizes meanings imposed on Inka stone by the colonial Spanish and, later, by tourism and the tourist industry. A Culture of Stone is a compelling multidisciplinary argument for rethinking how we see and comprehend the Inka past.

General

Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: Carolyn J. Dean
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-4807-8
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > Art of indigenous peoples
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > General
LSN: 0-8223-4807-1
Barcode: 9780822348078

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