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Peru: Art from the Chavin to the Incas [Hardcover]

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Richly illustrated, this book describes the grandeur and richness of the numerous civilizations predating the Incas, including the Paracas, Nazca, Recuay, Sicán-Lambayeque, Moche-Sipán, and Chimú cultures, as well as the great Inca civilization. Included in the book are the important sites and landscapes representative of the three major ecological levels of Peru, as well as a general view and a historical perspective of the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. Luis Guillermo Lumbreras examines the historical and archaeological context while Fernando de Szyslo presents the viewpoint of a contemporary Peruvian artist. Informative text written by Peruvian specialists in the field introduce each chapter dedicated to each of the pre-Columbian cultures. Two hundred stunning objects—pottery, textiles, and jewelry—illustrate the varied artistic achievements of each ancient culture.
Luis Guillermo Lumbreras is an archaeologist and director of the Peruvian Instituto Nacional de Cultura. Fernando de Szyslo is a prominent Peruvian artist. Alvaro Roca-Rey is director of the Museo de la Nación of Lima.

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Studio: Skira
Pages   223
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Weight:   4.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 5, 2006
Publisher   Skira
ISBN  8876246924  
ISBN13  9788876246920  

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Ancient & Classical
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Prehistoric & Primitive
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > South America > Peru
4Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Incan

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beautiful and interesting book  Sep 13, 2009
This book is plenty with beautiful pictures and good explanations regarding important Peruvian pre-columbian archeological pieces. A good addition to my collection on this subject

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