Chavín: Art, Architecture, and Culture


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Series: Monographs 61
ISBN: 978-1-931745-45-1
Publication Date: Apr 2008
Price: Pb $50.00
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William J. Conklin and Jeffrey Quilter

This book is the first in more than a decade to provide new information on the Chavín phenomenon of ancient Peru. Thought by some to be the "Mother Culture" of ancient Peruvian cultures, Chavín is remarkable for its baroque, sophisticated art style in a variety of media, including finely carved stone monuments, beautifully formed pottery, and magnificent and complex metallurgy. 

Chavín

The textiles from Chavín, both iconographically and structurally innovative, form the foundation for the later Andean textile evolution. Chapters in this book cover new interpretations of the history of the site of Chavín de Huantar, studies of related cultures, the role of shamanism, and many other topics of interest to both specialists and the general reader.

Table of Contents
  • Preface  Jeffrey Quilter
  • Introduction  William J Conklin      

PART I: THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE TEMPLE AT CHAVÍN DE HUÁNTAR  1

  • Ch. 01: Context, Construction, and Ritual in the Development of Authority at Chavín de Huántar by John W. Rick
  • Ch. 02: The Architecture at the Monumental Center of Chavín de Huántar: Sequence, Transformations, and Chronology by Silvia Rodriguez Kembel

PART II:  THE PREDECESSORS OF CHAVÍN           

  • Ch. 03: The Manchay Culture and the Coastal Inspiration for Highland Chavín Civilization by Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar
  • Ch. 04: Context and Content of Early Chavín Art by Henning Bischof
  • Ch. 05: The Importance of Pacopampa: Architecture and Iconography in the Central Andean Formative by Daniel Morales Chocano 

PART III: THE ART OF CHAVÍN       

  • Ch. 06: The Original Context of the Yauya Stela by Richard Burger
  • Ch. 07: How To Build a Raptor: Why the Dumbarton Oaks “Scaled Cayman” Callango Textile is Really a Chavín Jaguaroid Harpy Eagle by Peter G. Roe
  • Ch. 08: the Body of Meaning in Chavín Art by Gary Urton

PART IV: THE CULTURE OF CHAVÍN

  • Ch. 09: Chavín’s Psychoactive Pharmacopoeia: The Iconographic Evidence by Constantino Manuel Torres
  • Ch. 10: The Culture of Chavín Textiles by William J Conklin
  • Ch. 11: The Felicitous Legacy of the Lanzón by Tom Cummins