Images in Action: The Southern Andean Iconographic Series

Series: Cotsen Advanced Seminar 6
ISBN: 978-1-938770-14-2
Publication Date: Sep 2018
Price: Hb $139.00
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William H. Isbell, Mauricio I. Uribe, Anne Tiballi, and Edward P. Zegarra

Emanating from a colloquium in pre-Columbian art and archaeology held at the University of Chile in Santiago, Images in Action presents interpretations of a large corpus of art and iconography from the Southern and South-Central Andes, bringing together some of the most esteemed scholars in the field. More than thirty authors, all with extensive experience in the Southern Andes, examine artifacts, artworks, textiles, archaeology and architecture to develop creative new insights on the cultural interactions between people in prehistoric western South America. The volume’s nearly 700 images are archived in an online database with metadata, fully referenced in the text, and searchable.  

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Introduction: Social Interactions in the Southern Andes by William H. Isbell

Ch. 2: Identification, Definition, and Continuities of the Yaya-Mama Religious Tradition in the Titicaca Basin by Sergio J. Chávez

Ch. 3: Late Formative Period Ceramics from Pukara: Insights from Excavations on the Central Pampa by Elizabeth A. Klarich and Ceclia Chávez Justo

Ch. 4: Stone Stelae of the Southern Basin: A Stylistic Chronology of Ancestral Personages by John Wayne Janusek and Arik Ohnstad

Ch. 5: Travels of the Rayed Head: Textile Movement and the Concepts of Center and Periphery in the Southern Andes by Ann H. Peters

Ch. 6: Front-Face Deity Motifs and Themes in the Southern Andean Iconographic Series by Joerg Haeberli

Ch. 7: The Tiwanaku Ceramic Offerings of the Island of Pariti, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia by Antti Korpisaari

Ch. 8: The Tiwanaku Style in Cochabamba: How “Derived” Was It? by Karen Anderson

Ch. 9: Gods and Goddesses in Diaspora: Gender, Patriarchy, and Resistance in Tiwanaku Ceramic Iconography by Paul S. Goldstein

Ch. 10: Tiwanaku in the Tarapacá Region (Chile): Realities or Illusions in the Desert? by Carolina Agüero and Mauricio I. Uribe

Ch. 11: Visionary Plants and SAIS Iconography in San Pedro de Atacama and Tiahuanaco by Constantino Manuel Torres

Ch. 12: San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile: The Domestic Ceramics of the Late Formative and Middle Period by Emily Stovel and Michael A. Diebel

Ch. 13: Exploring the SAIS throughout the Middle Horizon in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile by Christina Torres-Rouff and Mark Hubbe

Ch. 14: Symbols, Offerings, and Metallic Goods from the Puna and Quebrada de Humahuaca, Northwestern Argentina by Myriam N. Tarragó

Ch. 15: Ayacucho and the Staff God Pantheon: Wari, Tiwanaku, and the Late SAIS Era by William H. Isbell

Ch. 16: Art and Elite Political Machinations in the Middle Horizon Andes by Donna J. Nash 

Ch. 17: Wari Textiles, Vehicles of Ideology, and Power during the Andean Middle Horizon: Iconography of the Weavings from Huaca Malena, Asia Valley by Rommel Angeles Falcón

Ch. 18: The Middle Horizon and Southern Andean Iconographic Series on the Central Coast of Peru by Peter Eeckhout

Ch. 19: Interacting Polities on the North Coast of Peru: The Moche and Wari Dilemma by Hélène Bernier and Claude Chapdelaine 

Ch. 20: Mothers and Others: Female Images and Life Cycle Rituals in the Southern Andes by JoEllen Burkholder

Ch. 21: Huari, Tiahuanaco, and SAIS: The Local and the Foreign in the Iconography of the Empire by Krzystof Makowski

Ch. 22: Snake, Fish, and Toad/Frog Iconography in the Ceramic Caches of Pariti, Bolivia by Martti Pärssinen

Ch. 23: Founding Fathers of the Middle Horizon: Quests and Conquests for Andean Identity in the Wari Empire by Patricia J. Knobloch

Ch. 24: From Structure to Cognition: The “Logic of Models” in the Pattern Systems of Middle Horizon Tapestry Tunics by Mary Frame

Ch. 25: Circum-Puna Style in the Art of Pre-Hispanic Hallucinogenic Paraphernalia (Atacama and Northwestern Argentina) by Helena Horta Tricallotis

Ch. 26: Conclusion: SAIS and the Study of Southern Andean Prehistory by William H. Isbell