David Parker - Broken Images
…The Figured Landscape Of Nazca
Wonderful underrated book of life in the small Peruvian town of Nazca, who have found themselves guardians of the mysterious 'Nazca Lines'
With a text from Gerry Badger
1st edition published by Cornerhouse, 1999
Condition: Very Good. Some minor signs of age.
The subject of this book is the Peruvian town of Nazca and the famous Nazca Lines, a complex of linear markings and animal figures etched on the desert surface in pre-Colombian times. The Nazca Lines have achieved a kind of archeological status, attracting thousands of foreign visitors. The people of Nazca have slowly taken advantage of this cultural confluence, and the town's rural third-world economy has developed to offer the tourist all the amenities that tourism demands - everything from tours to T-shirts. The text and photographs portray the story of Nazca - the town, its people and its past. In the introduction, the archaeologist Dr Helaine Silverman tells of the intellectual and physical power struggle of archaeologists to control this extraordinary landscape.