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Author Trever, Lisa, author.

Title Image encounters : Moche murals and archaeo art history / Lisa Trever
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Recovering languages and literacies of the Americas
Recovering languages and literacies of the Americas.
Contents Introduction : image encounters -- Chapter 1. Mural origins and coastal corporealities -- Chapter 2. Formulating traditions : ancestral divinities, Norcosteno design, and the aesthetics of replication in Moche mural art (200-650 CE) -- Chapter 3. Siting narratives : Moche mural painting and the condensation of a medium (650-850 CE) -- Chapter 4. Archaeo-iconology : an archaeology of image experience and response -- Conclusion : on the Huaca
Summary Moche murals of northern Peru represent one of the great, yet still largely unknown, artistic traditions of the ancient Americas. Created in an era without written scripts, these murals are key to understandings of Moche history, society, and culture. In this first comprehensive study on the subject, Lisa Trever develops an interdisciplinary methodology of "archaeo art history" to examine how ancient histories of art can be written without texts, boldly inverting the typical relationship of art to archaeology. Trever argues that early coastal artistic traditions cannot be reduced uncritically to interpretations based in much later Inca histories of the Andean highlands. Instead, the author seeks the origins of Moche mural art, and its emphasis on figuration, in the deep past of the Pacific coast of South America. Image Encounters shows how formal transformations in Moche mural art, before and after the seventh century, were part of broader changes to the work that images were made to perform at Huacas de Moche, El Brujo, Pañamarca, and elsewhere in an increasingly complex social and political world. In doing so, this book reveals alternative evidentiary foundations for histories of art and visual experience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed Janurary 17, 2022)
Subject Mochica mural painting and decoration -- Peru -- Pañamarca Site
Mochica Indians -- Peru -- Pañamarca Site -- Antiquities
Mural painting and decoration, Peruvian.
Indian mural painting and decoration.
Huacas -- Peru
ART / General.
Indian mural painting and decoration
Mochica Indians -- Antiquities
Mochica mural painting and decoration
Mural painting and decoration, Peruvian
Peru -- Pañamarca Site
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781477324288