Cave Art

Cave Art

Book - 2008
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This book reveals some of the world's oldest and most remarkable works of art, the discovery of which transformed the way we think about the development of human artistic endeavour and creativity. A guided tour of European prehistoric caves by world-renowned expert Jean Clottes, Cave Art brings together an unparalleled selection of spectacular and beautiful images of wall paintings, mysterious rock engravings and refined sculptures, all accompanied by accessible, informative text.

Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780714857237
0714857238
9780714845920
0714845922
Characteristics: 326 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color plans ; 29 cm

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paulajohanson May 17, 2011

This book has details from a good cross-section of cave art. The author is one of the world's best experts. Comments about each photograph show the author's personal experience with the locations... for instance, several times the location of an image is described in terms that show the author has entered that cave and stood before that image. In spite of the European-centred viewpoint of cave art experts, Clotte has made a particular effort to show a few examples from other continents as well. Cosquer is under-represented in this collection probably because Clotte hasn't visited it yet, not only because it was newly-discovered, but because of the dangerous underwater entrance to the cave.

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