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Cave Art

Cave Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By David, Bruno

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Deep underground, some of humanity s earliest artistic endeavors have lain untouched for millennia. The dark interiors of caves, wherever they may be found, seem to have had a powerful draw for ancient peoples, who littered the cave floors with objects they had made. Later, they ...adorned cave walls with sacred symbols and secret knowledge, from the very first abstract symbols and handprints to complex and vivid arrangements of animals and people. Often undisturbed for many tens of thousands of years, these were among the first visual symbols that humans shared with each other, though they were made so long ago that we have entirely forgotten their meaning. However, as archaeologist Bruno David reveals, caves decorated more recently may help us to unlock their secrets.David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known painting tools to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age. Showcasing the most astounding discoveries made in more than 150 years of archaeological exploration, Cave Art explores the creative achievements of our remotest ancestors and what they tell us about the human past.
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ISBN 9780500204351
Released NZ 1 Feb 2017
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series World of Art
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ISBN-13 9780500204351
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Released 1 Feb 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By David, Bruno
Series World of Art
Category History Of Art: Pre-History
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 709.0113
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cave paintings, Art, Prehistoric
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade