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Author Bahn, Paul G., author.

Title Images of the Ice Age / Paul G. Bahn.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]


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Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 480 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-469) and index.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgements ; List of Illustrations ; Introduction ; 1. The Discovery of Ice Age Art ; 2. The Oldest 'Art' in the World ; 3. A Worldwide Phenomenon ; 4. Making a Record ; 5. How Old is the Art? ; 6. Fakes and Forgeries ; 7. Portable Art ; 8. Blocks, Rock-Shelters, and Caves ; 9. Art in the Open Air ; 10. What Was Depicted? ; 11. Reading the Messages ; 12. Conclusion ; Notes ; References ; Index.
Summary Images of the Ice Age, here in its third edition, is the most complete study available of the world's earliest imagery, presenting a fascinating and up-to-date account of the art of our Ice Age ancestors. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it covers not only the magnificent cave art of famous sites such as Lascaux, Altamira, and Chauvet, but also other less well-known sites around the world, art discovered in the open air, and the thousands of incredible pieces of portable art in bone, antler, ivory, and stone produced in the same period. In doing so, the book summarizes all the major worldwide research into Ice Age art both past and present, exploring the controversial history of the art's discovery and acceptance, including the methods used for recording and dating, the faking of decorated objects and caves, and the wide range of theories that have been applied to this artistic corpus. Lavishly illustrated and highly accessible, Images of the Ice Age provides a visual feast and an absorbing synthesis of this crucial aspect of human history, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate universally important works of art, many of which can never be accessible to the public, and which represent the very earliest evidence of artistic expression.
Subject Cave paintings -- France.
Cave paintings -- Spain.
Paleolithic period -- France.
Paleolithic period -- Spain.
France -- Antiquities.
Spain -- Antiquities.
Cave paintings -- France.
Cave paintings -- Spain.
Cave paintings.
Spain -- Antiquities.
France -- Antiquities.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Cave paintings. (OCoLC)fst00849893
Paleolithic period. (OCoLC)fst01051501
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
ISBN 9780199686001 (hardback)
0199686009 (hardback)

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