Monuments of the Incas
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ISBN10: 0500051631 ISBN13: 9780500051634 Contributors: Ranney, Edward (Photographer) Publisher: Thames & Hudson Published: Mar 31 2010 Pages: 240 Weight: 3.55lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 9.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
This classic book, long out of print, has now been rewritten to incorporate results from the latest archaeological excavations, discoveries about Inca masonry techniques, and updated interpretations of form and function. There are new chapters about Choquequirau, Vitcos, Chinchero, and the ruins along the famous Inca Trail.
Edward Ranney's photographs convey the extraordinary accomplishments of the Inca masons--from sheer terrace walls and stairways to striking temple buildings and sculpted rock shrines--and the grandeur of their cities. John Hemming makes brilliant use of archaeological and documentary evidence to write a compelling account of each site and to offer insights and speculations on the enigmatic ruins.