As new. 4to. B/W & col. photos. Examines Palaeolithic cave art (painting, sculpture & other portable art objects), describing the varied background of the sites & discussing their enigmas & mysteries. Traces the study of Paleolithic art from its origins in the 19th century & brings the latest theories to bear on discoveries old & new. 240pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This new andauthoritative book is the most up-to-date account of a mysterious and fascinating period. It makes use of the most modern analytical techniques and has the only photographic images of many caves which have been closed to protect their fragile environment. Paul Bahn describes the varied background to the sites, their enigmas and mysteries, while the unsurpassed photogrphy is a tribute to the skill of the late Jean Vertut.
Title: Journey Through the Ice Age.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Book Condition: Good. 2nd. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9291833
Book Description Trafalgar Square. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0297835882I3N10
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002145498
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002773452
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0297835882
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very clean, large format, tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 240 pages, photos & illustrations in the text, notes, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory # 58466
Book Description London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1997, 1997. FIRST EDITION 4to. (approx. 32 x 22cm) hardback in dust jacket. 216pp., indexed, profusely illustrated in colour and b/w with photographs by Roger Wood. Neat gift inscription to blank facing title page. Dust jacket not price-clipped. VG/VG. (Shelf 78) ISBN: 0297835882 NOTE: Heavy Book: (1.5 kg +) postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. Bookseller Inventory # 41969
Book Description Trafalgar Square, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 0297835882 DJ shows wear. Although complete, it has 2 closed tears and wear to tail of spie. Bookseller Inventory # 021727
Book Description Orion Publishing Group, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Presumed 1st Edition. The book is in perfect cond. It is a very large heavy book 11 1/2 tall and 9 1/2 wide, and it weight 3 1/4 lbs, so internaional is very expencive, if you want the cost email me. From the back cover, :"Tracing Palaeolithic Art from i'ts first discovery in the 10th century to the latest scientific analyses, Paul Bahn takes us inside the world of the Ice Age" The book is rich in striking photography by, the talented Jean Vertut. bringing to life an era we can only try to imagin. All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA. Bookseller Inventory # 014378
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Synopsis: Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Paul Bahn and Jean Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.P. to 10,000 B.P., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. Utilizing the most modern analytical techniques in archaeology, Bahn presents new accounts of Russian caves only recently opened to foreign specialists; the latest discoveries from China and Brazil; European cave finds at Cosquer, Chauvet, and Covaciella; and the recently discovered sites in Australia. He also studies sites in Africa, India, and the Far East. Included are the only photographic images of many caves that are now closed to protect their fragile environments. A separate chapter in the book examines art fakes and forgeries and relates how such deceptions have been exposed. The beliefs and preoccupations of Paleolithic peoples resonate throughout this book: the importance of the hunt and the magic and shamanism surrounding it, the recording of the seasons, the rituals of sex and fertility, the cosmology and associated myths. Yet enigmas and mysteries emerge as well, particularly as new analytical techniques raise new questions and cast doubt on our earlier suppositions.A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all that has been discovered about Ice Age art, Bahn and Vertut's book offers a visually rich link with the past. About the Author: Paul Bahn is a writer, translator, and broadcaster specializing in archaeology. He lives in Hull, England. The late Jean Vertut was the foremost photographer of European cave art. A pioneer of new techniques for recording difficult images, he was also the last person given access to many of the caves featured in this book. BOOK DETAILS: In pristine condition with little evidence of wear. Inside the pages are crisp, clean & white with no obvious indication of use. The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The boards are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear and no chipping to the extremities. No age-toned pages. No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). Book has appearance of only minimal use. A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 240pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 1444gm. Postage within Australia for this book will be more than that shown for some postcodes,postage will be adjusted if necessary when the order is processed by us. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed will automatically exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established: 1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11587