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Cave art / Bruno David
Bib ID 7340233
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
David, Bruno, 1962- author
 
Description London : Thames & Hudson, 2017 
©2017 
256 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9780500204351 (paperback)
0500204357 (paperback)
Series

World of art.

Summary

In pictures and words, David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known "painting kits", found virtually intact after their use 100,000 years ago in South Africa, to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age that are so famous today. Showcasing the most astounding discoveries made in the past 150 years of archaeological exploration, Cave Art explores these creative achievements, from our remotest ancestors to recent times, and what they tell us about the human past and ourselves today.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Art, Prehistoric.  |  Cave paintings.  |  Environment - Conservation - Conservation areas - World Heritage List.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Art - Subjects - Mimi.  |  Art - Art motifs - Human figure.  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  History - Cultural - Origins.  |  Art - Subjects - Dynamic figures.  |  Technology - Digital.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Koonalda Cave (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-15)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Yiwarlarlay (North NT SE 52-04)  |  Nawarla Gabarnmang (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Australian

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