Journey Through the Ice Age - Paul G. Bahn; Jean Vertut;Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Top edges of text block lightly spotted.
From the cover: “Authoritative and wide ranging, and using the most advanced analytical techniques in archaeology, Journey through the Ice Age describes the varied background of the sites and discusses their enigmas and mysteries. It traces the study of Palaeolithic art from its origins in the nineteenth century and brings the latest theories to bear on discoveries old and new - including Russian caves (only recently accessible to foreign specialists) as well as those in Western Europe. Among the latter are the spectacular recent finds at Cosquer, Chauvet and Covaciella. Dr Bahn explores not only the sculptures and other portable art objects, but also the cave paintings, many of which can never be accessible to the general public. Journey through the Ice Age not only presents an invaluable synthesis of our current state of knowledge about Palaeolithic people and the societies in which they lived, but also presents a visual feast of imagery. The text is illustrated largely with the unsurpassed photography of the late Jean Vertut, whose innovative work in the caves of France and Spain has never before been published on such a scale, and whose images are the closest that most of us shall ever get to the remarkable art of our ancestors." Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
Size: 11¼" x 9¼"
Number of Pages: 240
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