NAQUANE Discovery of a site and a civilization Entdeckung einer Gegend und einer Kultur Découverte d'un pays et d'une civilisation The book Naquane was published in 1966 by the Guilde du Livre and Editions Clairefo W ;iJ «r in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is available in French only. Its 150 pages contain reproduit 01 of 73 black-and-white and colour photographs as well as 20 drawings. The impressive ]?to-«3iqr graphs are by Fulvio Roiter, the text by Claude Roy and Emmanuel Anati. The book was p e1 jioo in 8000 numbered copies. A few specimen illustrations are reproduced here. Editor n Das Buch über Naquane, das leider nur in französischer Sprache erscheint, wurde 1966 vr^k r l Guilde du Livre und den Editions Clairefontaine in Lausanne (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Es <Aalt tsu-y 150 Seiten mit Reproduktionen von 73 Schwarzweiss- und Farbphotographien sowie 20 yich- we nungen. Aufnahmen von Fulvio Roiter. Texte von Claude Roy und Emmanuel AnatiDas. Buch, aus dem wir hier einige Beispiele zeigen, erschien in 8000 numerierten Exemplaren. Reatmu. Le livre sur Naquane, qui ne parait qu'en langue frangaise, a été édité par la Guile du Livre et les Editions Clairefontaine a Lausanne (Suisse), en 1966. 150 pages avec reprodvpns 1 u de 73 photographies en noir et blanc eten couleur, et de vingt dessins. Les trés belles fjto graphies sont l'ceuvre de Fulvio Roiter. Textes de Claude Roy et Emmanuel Anati. Ce,n wA dont nous montrons ici quelques illustrations, a été tiré a 8000 exemplaires numérotés. mo .v Ö'V"- In prehistorie times the valley of Camonica in Lombardy, in which Naquane is situated, was already a centre of art and culture. For it was in those days that the inhabitants of the valley engraved in the rock the drawings which, only recently discovered, have made Naquane famous. For more than two thousand years pre historic man confided his wishes and fears to the face of the stone. This was the origin of the 40,000 drawings of Val Camonica, an extraordinary ethnological document that reveals to us in vivid terms the evolution of a people in the prehistoric age preceding the dawn of recorded history. That dawn was to see the extinction of the whole culture to which these carvings bear such eloquent witness. The dwellers in this rocky valley were as yet unable to express themselves in writing, but they had signs and drawings, and these signs and drawings embody a stylethe style of their own feelings. They show human beings in their daily environment and activities, so that a reconstruction of their architecture, of their religious, social and economic life and of their worship of the dead becomes possible. They were also frequently inspired by animals. These rock carvings give us access to a world otherwise almost completely unknown, restoring to our awareness a culture that was lost for many centuries. Fulvio Roiter has enriched the book with fine photographs of scenes and people in this valley haunted by memories of a distant past.

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