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Art of the Andes (World of Art)
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Also see her website on art, religion (shamanism), and nature: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/blackjaguar.
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Another strength of the book is the nicely-judged balance of attention that the author pays to the multitude of cultures (including the Chavin, Nasca, Moche, Wari, Tiwanaku, Chimu, and Inca, to name just some) that weave together into the Andean tapestry. The author also provides balanced coverage of all the arts -- metalwork, tapestry, featherwork, stone working, and architecture, in addition to the ever-popular ceramics (pottery).
With so much ground to cover, there are relatively few individual ceramic examples in the book; this unfortunately gives a too-restricted an idea of the range of form, beauty, and variety of Pre-Columbian pottery from South America. I recommend a book such as "Ceramics of Ancient Peru," by Christopher B. Donnan, as a supplement to Rebecca Stone-Miller's study.
A small number of errors have made it through the second edition. For example, the distance from Quito to Santiago is quoted as 3400 miles, rather than the correct 3400 kilometers. A bothersome number of specialized terms were left out of the index. A glossary would have been helpful, and one wishes that more of the photos had been printed in color rather than black and white.Read more ›
I found this work most interesting for the way it brings out the Andean worldview through the artistic artifacts remaining of those cultures. The work is also reasonably priced and up to date.
Beautiful images too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Makes a complex kinda hard to get into topic easy to read and interesting. Easy read light weight book. Only a couple hundred pages very different from other art history books. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Merari
This book is excellent for those who love art and appreciate how it started many years agoPublished 16 months ago by Katy Urena
This was my textbook for an art history class about ancient Andean Art. I am a fan of these little books. Easy to read, lots of pictures, well laid out and divided. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Ruth Jones
Highly recommend this book for all who are studying art history of the Andes. Very interesting and great book. Love itPublished on September 20, 2013 by Maria Sara Trejo
Item was delivered quicker than stated and was in excellent condition. Quick and easy, would do business again!Published on February 10, 2010 by Jonathan Ratliff