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Author Hamilton, Andrew James, author.

Title Scale & the Incas / Andrew James Hamilton.

Publication Info. Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    985.01 HAM    Available
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Description ix, 287 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-279) and index.
Contents On scale -- Scale & material culture -- Scale & built environments -- Scale & Inca worldviews -- Conclusion.
Summary Although questions of form and style are fundamental to art history, the issue of scale has been surprisingly neglected. Yet, scale and scaled relationships are essential to the visual cultures of many societies from around the world, especially in the Andes. In Scale and the Incas, Andrew Hamilton presents a groundbreaking theoretical framework for analyzing scale, and then applies this approach to Inca art, architecture, and belief systems. The Incas were one of humanity's great civilizations, but their lack of a written language has prevented widespread appreciation of their sophisticated intellectual tradition. Expansive in scope, this book examines many famous works of Inca art including Machu Picchu and the Dumbarton Oaks tunic, more enigmatic artifacts like the Sayhuite Stone and Capacocha offerings, and a range of relatively unknown objects in diverse media including fiber, wood, feathers, stone, and metalwork. Ultimately, Hamilton demonstrates how the Incas used scale as an effective mode of expression in their vast multilingual and multiethnic empire.
Subject Incas -- Antiquities.
Inca art.
Incas -- Material culture.
Proportion (Art).
Scaling (Social sciences).
Ratio and proportion.
South America -- Antiquities.
Archaeology -- South America.
Added Title Scale and the Incas
ISBN 0691172730

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