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This wide-ranging survey has established itself as the best singlevolumeintroduction to Andean art and architecture, and is anessential guide to pre-Columbian Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia forthe general reader, student, traveler, and artist alike. Describingthe strikingly varied artistic achievements of the Chavín, Paracas,Moche, Nasca, Chimu, and Inca cultures, among others, RebeccaStone has rewritten and expanded the text throughout, touchingon many of the recent discoveries and advances in the field.Throughout this fully revised third edition, Stone demonstrateshow the Andean peoples adapted and refined their aesthetic responseto a formidable and demanding environment and explored the interfacebetween the terrestrial and the otherworldly according to thevalue they placed on shamanic religious experience.