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Summary º Cave Art 102 Ü The discovery of pre historic decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavor the awe inspiring paintings dramatic engravings and small delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a uniue power and fascinatThe discovery of pre historic decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavor the awe inspiring paintings dramatic engravings and small delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a uniue power and fascination than a century after they were first discovered In this book internationally renowned expert on prehistoric art Jean Clottes explores the origins of art and creativity He takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters many of which are not open to the public revealing the extraordinary beauty of the works of art within. A very beautiful book huge and stuffed with photos of Palaeolithic art

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F the caves described in the book are European Cave Art also includes examples of open air rock art made after the last ice age at sites around the worldWith an unparalleled selection of images Cave Art offers a uniue guided tour of the earliest expressions of human creativity Each work in Cave Art is illustrated by a color photograph and accompanied by a clear vivid explanatory text A concise introduction tells the story of the discovery of the caves and gives a clear outline of current knowledge research and debate on the subject of prehistoric art The book also includes a chronology maps of the main caves and sites a glossary and a list of sites that can be visited. Cet ouvrage est riche en photos et l'on voit clairement l'art évoluer

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Cave ArtThem Cave Art features than 300 works from the Paleolithic period made between 35000 and 11000 years ago presented in geographical and chronological orderThis comprehensive accessible introduction to prehistoric art includes such spectacular works as the famous horses of Lascaux the buffalo in the Altamira cave in Spain and the ivory carving of a woman's face found at Brassempouy in the south of France as well as examples from less well known sites A wonderful range of animals is presented from cave bears to reindeer as well as mysterious abstract signs and schematic representations of human beings Examples of portable art and sculpture are also included While most o. This is a gorgeous book although the ink made me a little light headed