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Aspects of Inca architecture description, function, and chronology by Ann Kendall

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Published by B.A.R. in Oxford, England .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Inca architecture.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: v. 2, p. 386-391.

StatementAnn Kendall.
SeriesBAR international series ;, 242
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF3429.3.A65 K46 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xv, 448 p., [21] p. of plates) :
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2608879M
ISBN 10086054317X
LC Control Number85170261

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The book will make a significant contribution to Andean studies and will be a welcome addition to studies of Inca royal estates, the operations of the Inca state, Inca architecture and the built environment, and Inca history.". (Carolyn Dean, Professor, History of Art Cited by: 7. Inca Architecture is the first book devoted entirely to the remarkable buildings of Tawantinsuyu, the Inca state. Most treatments of Andean technology have either entirely ignored the architectural dimension or addressed it superficially. This book began as an attempt atreqsiy, the Quechua word meaning “to know a place or a people.”¹ In particular, the goal of the project was to become familiar with the Inca estate of Chinchero and the landscape in which it was embedded.² As the project moved forward, it led to an examination of Chinchero’s creation, its dynamic use as a private residence and state center, its role in a. Inca architecture is the most significant pre-Columbian architecture in South America. The Incas inherited an architectural legacy from Tiwanaku, founded in the 2nd century B.C.E. in present-day Bolivia. A core characteristic of the architectural style was to use the topography and existing materials of the land as part of the design.

Though the importance of Inca architecture should be obvious, today, many of its great buildings are abandoned, altered, and even totally destroyed. Some of the buildings are in mins, some partially survive, and a few, fortunately, remain almost unmodifíed. The object of this work is to understand the importance of the Inca architecture. Many aspects of Inca culture were systematically destroyed as cities and towns were pillaged, resulting in the loss of vast amounts of traditional artwork, craft, and architecture. The introduction of Christianity greatly impacted the art of the region, which began to reflect Christian themes alongside and in place of traditional Inca designs. Based on the most recent scholarship, this book reconstructs the daily life not only of the ruling class but of the rest of society, including the conquered peoples, and features contrasting 5/5(2).   The earliest date that can be confidently assigned to Inca dynastic history is , when Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, a son of Viracocha Inca, usurped the throne from his brother Inca Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (–71) the Inca conquered territory south to the Titicaca Basin and north to present-day Quito, making subject peoples of the powerful Chanca, the Quechua, and the Chimú.

Investigating Early Inca Architecture at Juchuy Cosco and Warq'ana, Calca, Department of Cuzco. In Saunders, N. J. (Ed.). Ancient America: contributions to new world archaeology (pp). Introduction. This book began as an attempt at reqsiy, the Quechua word meaning “to know a place or a people.” 1 In particular, the goal of the project was to become familiar with the Inca estate of Chinchero and the landscape in which it was embedded. 2 As the project moved forward, it led to an examination of Chinchero’s creation, its dynamic use as a private residence and state center.   For ease of use by students, the work is organized into chapters covering all aspects of life: military and warfare, government, language, class structure, work and the economy, engineering and architecture, housing, transportation, family life, life cycle events, women’s roles, art, music and dance, literature, science, and religion. Those seeking more information on the Inca can consult my book The Incas: New Perspectives. In it, you will find an extensive list of resources for further study, including a detailed bibliography, a list of scholarly organizations that deal with Inca scholarship, specialized libraries, museum collections, and annual research symposia.