Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            History Of Art: Pre-History

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 279 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
            • Save $11.25
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, scu...lptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241239018
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2017
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Prehistoric Rock Art in the North York Moors
             

            Prehistoric Rock Art in the North York Moors (Paperback)

            By Brown, Paul; Chappell, Graeme

            • Imp. $80.99
            • $76.94
            • Save $4.05
            • Not Available Locally

            This book, revised and updated in its second edition is the culmination of over two decades of research and fieldwork by two dedicated rock art researchers and presents a comprehensive account of the little known prehistoric rock carvings in the North York Moors, providing a full... account of the geographical and landscape settings of all sites.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780752468778
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
            View details for this title
            The Cave and the Cathedral: How a Real-life Indiana Jones and a Renegade Scholar Decoded the Ancient Art of Man

            The Cave and the Cathedral: How a Real-life Indiana Jones and a Renegade Scholar Decoded the Ancient Art of Man (Hardback)

            By Azcel, Amir D.

            Drawing on years of research and his own visits to Paleolithic caves, the author takes us underground on a journey of discovery at the crossroads of art, science, and history in the quest to solve the mysteries of Stone Age art and deepen our understanding of human evolution.

            ISBN 9780470373538
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2013
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
            View details for this title
            Native American Architecture
             

            Native American Architecture (Hardback)

            By Nabokov, Peter; Easton, Robert

            • RRP: $170.99
            • $170.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book is the first full length, illustrated study of North American Indian architecture to appear in a century. The product of a collaboration between an architect and an anthropologist, the book presents the building traditions of the major tribes in nine regional profiles c...overing the continent - from the huge, plankhouse villages of the Northwest Coast to the moundbuilder towns and temples of the Southeast to the Navajo hogans and adobe pueblos of the Southwest. This book is far more than a survey of buildings. Its multidisciplinary approach offers a broad, clear view of the Native American world, resulting in a new understanding of the meaning of their buildings and culture. Nabokov and Easton describe how Indian buildings, as a central element of their culture, were the symbolic summation of tribal activity, and how the settlements secured for their inhabitants a sense of place in the environment. The book introduces us to the ancient social customs, economic ways of life, and technological skills of each tribe, emphasizing the major role played by cosmological concepts and ritual life in their architectural systems. Each chapter concludes with an account of traditional Indian building practices under revival or in danger today. The book uses historical photographs and drawings, architectural renderings, and specially prepared interpretive diagrams which decode the sacred cosmology of the principal housetypes. Native American Architecture is a major contribution to the expanding worldwide interest in vernacular architecture - a milestone in scholarly investigation and cultural reconstruction.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780195037814
            Released NZ 1 Dec 1988
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

            Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe (Hardback)

            By Lawson, Andrew J.

            • RRP: $257.99
            • $257.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Written from an archaeological perspective, Painted Caves is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the oldest art of Western Europe: the very ancient paintings found in caves. Lawson offers an up to date overview of the geographical distribution of the sites and their signifi...cance within the varied network of Palaeolithic art.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780199698226
            Released NZ 3 May 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Loot: The Plundered Heritage

            Loot: The Plundered Heritage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chase, Arlen F.; Chase, Diane Z.; Other Schyberg, Robert

            • RRP: $151.00
            • $151.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Designed for students in courses in archaeology, heritage, museology and art history, this brief video graphically shows the critical link between the beautiful objects in museums and private collections and the destruction of heritage.

            ISBN 9781611322613
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Archaeological Methods & Practice
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Swimming Reindeer

            The Swimming Reindeer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, Jill

            • RRP: $16.99
            • $15.29
            • Save $1.70
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Discovered in 1866 as two separate pieces and acquired by the British Museum in 1887, the sculpture known as the swimming reindeer depicts a male and a female reindeer with their heads up and legs extended, and was created at least 13,000 years ago. The sculpture is 22 cm long an...d was carved from mammoth ivory using stone tools.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780714128214
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2010
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Objects in Focus
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Before the Dawn
              

            Before the Dawn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Obi, Bennett

            • RRP: $45.99
            • $45.99
            • In Stock US
            ISBN 9781499087918
            Released NZ 18 Jul 2014
            Publisher XLIBRIS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Image and Audience: Rethinking Prehistoric Art
             

            Image and Audience: Rethinking Prehistoric Art (Hardback)

            By Bradley, Richard

            • RRP: $211.99
            • $211.99
            • To Order

            In this extensively illustrated study, Richard Bradley asks why ancient objects were created and when and how they were used. He considers how the first definitions of prehistoric artworks were made, and the ways in which they might be related to practices in the visual arts toda...y.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780199533855
            Released NZ 31 May 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
            View details for this title
            The Snettisham Hoard
              

            The Snettisham Hoard (Paperback)

            Edited by Joy, Jody; Farley, Julia

            • RRP: $219.50
            • $197.55
            • Save $21.95
            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 20

            First complete publication of one of the most important Iron Age sites in Europe at Snettisham, Norfolk. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in Iron Age culture

            ISBN 9780861592258
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series British Museum Research Publications
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Nov 2020
            View details for this title
            Total 279 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›