Palaces of the Ancient New World
Palaces of the Ancient New World

Palaces of the Ancient New World

(Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Conference Proceedings)

Contributions by David Webster, Craig Morris, Curated by Joanne Pillsbury, Contributions by Lucy C. Salazar, Curated by Susan Toby Evans, Contributions by Stephen D. Houston, Takeshi Inomata, Ben A. Nelson, William H. Isbell, E. Wyllys Andrews
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Among the most sumptuous buildings of antiquity were royal palaces. As in the Old World, kings and nobles of ancient Mexico and Peru had luxurious administrative quarters in cities, and exquisite pleasure palaces in the countryside. This volume explores the great houses of the ancient New World, from palaces of the Aztecs and Incas, looted by the Spanish conquistadors, to those lost high in the Andes and deep in the jungle. This volume, the first scholarly compendium of elite residences of the high cultures of the New World, presents definitive descriptions and interpretations by leading scholars in the field. Authoritative yet accessible, this extensively illustrated book will serve as an important resource for anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians of art, architecture, and related disciplines.

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Publication Date

Apr 30, 2009

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

416

ISBN

0884023419

ISBN-13

9780884023418