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Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes The Archaeology of Public Buildings

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ISBN-10: 0521675634

ISBN-13: 9780521675635

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jerry D. Moore, Colin Renfrew, Wendy Ashmore, Clive Gamble, John O'Shea

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In this innovative volume, Jerry D. Moore discusses public architecture in the context of the cultural, political and religious life of the pre-hispanic Andes. Archaeologists have invested enormous effort in excavating and documenting prehistoric buildings, but analytical approaches to architecture remain as yet undeveloped. Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes uses new analytical methods to approach architecture and its relationship to Andean society, exploring three themes in particular: the architecture of monuments, the architecture of ritual, and the architecture of social control. It provides both a methodology for the study of public architecture and an example of how that…    
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.65" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jerry D. Mooreis Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the author ofArchitecture and Power in the Ancient Andes, Cultural Landscapes in the Prehispanic Andes,andVisions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists.

The contemplation of ruins
A sample of ancient Andean architecture: a critical description
The architecture of monuments
The architecture of ritual
The architecture of social control
Summary and implications