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Lords, Pyramids and Replicas: Images from the North Coast of Peru Mario Silva

Lords, Pyramids and Replicas: Images from the North Coast of Peru

Mario Silva

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In cities around the world, the iconography of ancient cultures can only be found in select places enshrined in designated historic areas, or kept under glass in museum exhibits. But on the north coast of Peru, following a dramatic 1987 skirmishMoreIn cities around the world, the iconography of ancient cultures can only be found in select places enshrined in designated historic areas, or kept under glass in museum exhibits. But on the north coast of Peru, following a dramatic 1987 skirmish between archaeologists, grave robbers, and the local police, the long-buried iconography of this remote area erupted into the public consciousness.In a new book, LORDS, PYRAMIDS AND REPLICAS: Images from the North Coast of Peru, photographer Mario Silva illustrates the ways in which the artwork and symbolism of Peru s ancient Moche culture have infiltrated every aspect of the area s quotidian life. From bus stations, roadside shrines, and souvenir shops, Silva vividly documents the vast influence of Moche iconography, showing unexpected parallels between architecture and advertising, valuable antiquities and cheap knick-knacks.