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By Adam Herring

In 1500 CE, the Inca empire coated such a lot of South America's Andean zone. The empire's leaders first met Europeans on November 15, 1532, whilst a wide Inca military faced Francisco Pizarro's band of adventurers within the highland Andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru. At few different instances in its heritage might the Inca royal management so aggressively exhibit its ethical authority and political energy. Glittering and truculent, what Europeans witnessed at Inca Cajamarca compels revised understandings of pre-contact Inca visible artwork, spatial perform, and physically expression. This ebook takes a clean examine the stumble upon at Cajamarca, utilizing the episode to supply a brand new, art-historical interpretation of pre-contact Inca tradition and tool. Adam Herring's learn deals shut readings of Inca and Andean paintings in a number of media: structure and panorama, geoglyphs, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, featherwork, and metalwork. the amount is richly illustrated with over sixty colour images.

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