Small square quarto (10"X10"), pumpkin colored cloth covered boards with gilt decoration and gilt spine titles. 246 pp. including index, bibliography and glossary. Generously illustrated throughout with full color photographs, drawings and maps. The author discovered over 200 previously unknown caves with paintings in the Great Mural style. With the maps and descriptions included, this book constitutes not only a history of this prehistoric art and a commentary on the contrasting sytles, but a field guide and valuable reference for others interested in visiting and viewing these stunning cave paintings for themselves. This volume is BRAND NEW and PRISTINE. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The Great Murals of Mexico's Baja California are one of the five greatest sites in the world for primitive rock art. They rank with those of southern France, northern Spain, northwest Africa, and outback Australia. These Great Murals, created by an unknown people, are without doubt the most distinctive trove of rock art in the Western Hemisphere. The site was unveiled to the modern world in the 1960s by adventure/mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner who brought in UCLA archaeologist Clement Meighan to validate the importance of his find. But it was not until the 1970s, when author/photographer Harry W. Crosby undertook a systematic search for the largely unknown works hidden in the mountains of central Baja that the scope and significance of the find became known. He documented his search and discovery of over 200 previously unreported rock art sites leading to the original publication of The Cave Paintings of Baja California by Copley Books in 1975 which first introduced this cave art to the general public. Since that time, Baja California's Great Murals have been designated a United Nations Heritage Site.
This lavishly illustrated full-color account is greatly revised and expanded from the original edition and offers Crosby's unique perspective on the painted sites and painting styles found in different parts of the Great Mural area. Crosby's explorations, studies and writings since his original forays into the mountains of central Baja California have established him as one of the foremost authorities on Baja California's colorful past. This is the most complete treatment of this world-class archaeological site currently available.
Every year, more and more professional researchers, rock art aficionados, and curious tourists visit the caves and rock shelters of Baja California. To them as well as the armchair traveler, this is an invaluable reference work, field guide and adventure narrative to the magnificent art that survives on this rugged peninsula. This is a classic that will be read by the specialist and general reader for years to come.
The Cave Paintings of Baja California was named a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and the Natural History Book Club. The book is endorsed by the Mexican government. Contributing photographer is Enrique Hambleton. Specifications: 246 pages; 10" x 10" hardbound with dust jacket; 71 full color photographs; 11 black and white photographs; 8 full color maps; 6 black and white maps; and 108 full color illustrations; bibliography; index; glossary of technical, colloquial, and Spanish terms.
From the Publisher: Interest in the Great Mural area stimulated by the publication of this book has led to the production of a one-hour television documentary being created by Tamarisk Group which is slated to air nationally sometime in 1999. The author, Harry W. Crosby, will be featured in this documentary.
Titolo: The Cave Paintings of Baja California: ...
Casa editrice: Sunbelt Publications
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: New
Edizione: First Edition
Descrizione libro 1997. North America, Native Americans, art, Sunbelt Publications, 246 p., very good cloth and dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 1755064498
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Codice libro della libreria G0932653235I4N10
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications, San Diego, 2005. Condizione libro: BUONO USATO. INGLESE Sovracoperta illustrata con strappi. Numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero ed a colori. Usura da scaffale. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 18,00 euro. Codice libro della libreria S706-22F
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0932653235GOA
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Pubns, El Cajon, California, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This full-colored account depicts the author's discovery and documentation of a world class archeological region in remote central Baja California. Signed by the author on ffp opposite title page. By Author Size: 10x10. Signed by Author(s). Book. Codice libro della libreria 024320
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications, San Diego, CA, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Crosby, Harry W. (photos) (illustratore). 1st. 246pp.incl.index; HB orange w/gilt; slight rub w/scuff,ft.endpaper; clean,tight pgs. DJ white w/blk.-photo covers; slight rub. " .the author's discovery and documentation of a world-class archaeological region in remote central Baja California." illus. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 030222
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1997. A good hardcover copy with clean pages and light cover wear. Dust jacket is smudged and lightly bumped. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Codice libro della libreria mon0000205996
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. 1998 - Oversized Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition. Book has light shelf wear on edges and corners. NO International or Priority. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6944439. Codice libro della libreria SKU-6944439
Descrizione libro Sunbelt Publications, San Diego, Ca., 1997. First Printing. HARDCOVER. Large oblong 4to. 246pp. Tight. No names or other markings. Small nameplate inside front cover. Fine in Fine D/j in jacket protector. Codice libro della libreria K122351
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