Treasures of the Andes: The Glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America

Treasures of the Andes: The Glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America

Hardback

By (author) Jeffrey Quilter

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  • Publisher: DUNCAN BAIRD
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 305mm x 25mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2005
  • ISBN 10: 1844831876
  • ISBN 13: 9781844831876
  • Sales rank: 1,846,314

Product description

Centuries before the Incas, a number of advanced cultures flourished in the Andes. This beautifully illustrated study examines the rise and fall of these different peoples, and their magnificent legacy of design and craftsmanship. Surviving artifacts show incredible skill and sophistication, from exquisitely detailed textiles, ceramics, and metalwork to spectacular architectural sites. Tracing the connections between symbolism and belief, art, and myth, "Treasures of the Andes" sets the riches of South America in their historical and regional context and restores an important missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of the world's great civilizations.

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