The focus on the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which is rich in material for a study of architecture and construction, allows Protzen, who has investigated Inca architecture over the last decade, to show the variety and richness of the forms, materials and technology over more than one phase of the Inca style.
Everyone interested in the organization of Inca architecture and its execution will be delighted that here is a book that describes evidence on that subject from quarry to site and uses replicative experiments to gain an understanding of the technology employed.
This is accompanied by wide-ranging observations across a spectrum of disciplines to provide more background for the general reader, with frequent quotes and references to Rowe, who encouraged Protzen to develop his investigations into Inca architecture, applying his architectural training from 1982.
The details of 'Design and construction' in chapter 13 have been addressed in other works on Inca architecture, including Rowe (1944), Gasparini & Margolies (1977), Kendall (1974/85) and Niles (1987).
The book ends by highlighting a unique building found in a site some 20 km distant from Ollantaytambo in which interior and exterior spaces and views interrelate in new ways unexpected from those normally considered representative of Inca architecture and design.
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