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Stella Nair

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

M.Arch University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Office: 247J Dodd Building
Phone: 310-825-8232
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: stellanair@ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Curriculum Vitae

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Department of Art History

Research Interests

Material culture studies, cross-cultural exchange, hemispheric networks, landscape transformations, spatial theory, and construction technology.

Her publications explore a range of subjects, such as the design of Inca royal estates, Tiahuanaco stone carving, colonial Andean paintings, and Brazilian urbanism.

Selected Publications

The Stones of Tiahuanaco: A Study of Architecture and Construction (with Jean-Pierre Protzen). Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2013.

“Witnessing the In-Visibility of Inca Architecture in Colonial Peru, Buildings and Landscapes 14, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 50–65.

“Localizing Sacredness, Difference, and Yachacuscamcani in a Colonial Andean Painting,” Art Bulletin 89, no. 2 (June 2007):209–238.

"Who Taught the Inca Stonemasons Their Skills? A Comparison of Tiahuanaco and Inca Cut-Stone Masonry" (with Jean-Pierre Protzen), JSAH – Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 56, no. 2 (1997): 146–167.

Grants

The American Philosophical Association
The Center for the Study of the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art)
Dunbarton Oaks
The Fulbright Institute
the Getty Foundation
the John Carter Brown Libary


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