Art: Sermons in Stone

Jacquetta Hawkes is an archeologist in love with the earth and stone of her native Britain. Out of her studies and her warm prejudice has come an extraordinary book called A Land, tracing the relationship between man and rock. With its publication in the U.S. last week (Random House; $3.75), readers found that the book is also a refreshing document on stone and art.

To Author Hawkes, the "center of gravity of a people in any age" can be found in the way they build. "Neolithic communities hauled megalithic blocks to their communal tombs, Bronze Age men did the same for...

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