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Book Review La Memoria dell'Arte. Le pitture rupestri dell'Acacus tra passato e futuro. By Savino di Lernia & Daniella Zampetti (eds.). All'Insegna del Giglio, Borgo S. Lorenzo, Firenze, 2008, 379 pp. ISBN 978-88-7814-377-7. EUR 48.00. Many beautiful rock art books have been published all over the world in recent years, but the Sahara seems to produce the lion's share of those with spectacularly good photographs and drawings. This new example is no exception, and contains many superb illustrations, both of the rock art itself as well as of the sites and, of course, the stunning and eminently photogenic landscapes of the Libyan Akâkus. There are also several excellent satellite photographs on which areas or art sites have been marked. The book, which has no less than fifteen contributors, constitutes a kind of summary of knowledge produced since the Italians began systematic work in this region in 1955. In particular it presents some of the very fine reproductions of rock paintings made between 1955 and 1968, and now housed in Rome's Pigorini Museum, comparing them with the original panels. The volume is divided into four sections. In the first, the focus is on the history of Italian research on the region's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2009 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.3213/1612-1651-10124
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Abstract

La Memoria dell'Arte. Le pitture rupestri dell'Acacus tra passato e futuro. By Savino di Lernia & Daniella Zampetti (eds.). All'Insegna del Giglio, Borgo S. Lorenzo, Firenze, 2008, 379 pp. ISBN 978-88-7814-377-7. EUR 48.00. Many beautiful rock art books have been published all over the world in recent years, but the Sahara seems to produce the lion's share of those with spectacularly good photographs and drawings. This new example is no exception, and contains many superb illustrations, both of the rock art itself as well as of the sites and, of course, the stunning and eminently photogenic landscapes of the Libyan Akâkus. There are also several excellent satellite photographs on which areas or art sites have been marked. The book, which has no less than fifteen contributors, constitutes a kind of summary of knowledge produced since the Italians began systematic work in this region in 1955. In particular it presents some of the very fine reproductions of rock paintings made between 1955 and 1968, and now housed in Rome's Pigorini Museum, comparing them with the original panels. The volume is divided into four sections. In the first, the focus is on the history of Italian research on the region's

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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