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Cave of Altamira

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Book News Annotation:

Presents a fresh look at the cave at Altamira in light of the many exciting discoveries made in the field of Paleolithic archaeology in recent years. Seven essays examine a number of theories about cave art and bring together what is known about the people who occupied and created the art at Altamira. Since the cave has been closed to visitors for many years, and visits to it in the future will be greatly restricted, distinguished photographer Saura's fascinating color and b&w images provide a unique chance to see the art in detail both in large views and at close range. Oversize: 10.5x12<">.
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Synopsis:

Presents a fresh look at the cave at Altamira in light of the many exciting discoveries made in the field of Paleolithic archaeology in recent years. Seven essays examine a number of theories about cave art and bring together what is known about the people who occupied and created the art at Altamira. Since the cave has been closed to visitors for many years, and visits to it in the future will be greatly restricted, distinguished photographer Saura's fascinating color and b&w images provide a unique chance to see the art in detail both in large views and at close range.

Synopsis:

This volume offers a fresh look at one the finest surviving works of Palaeoithic art: the paintings in the cave of Altamira in Northern Spain. Charts, maps and descriptions guide the readers through the cave chamber by chamber, and theories on the paintings' significance are explained.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction /Antonio Beltran
  2. Cave and its surroundings /Jose Antonio Lasheras Corruchaga
  3. Cave of Altamira: its art, its artists, and its times /Federico Bernaldo de Quiros
  4. Techniques, individual artists, and artistic concepts in the painting of Altamira /Matilde Muzqiz Perez-Seoane
  5. Photographing Altamira /Pedro A. Saura Ramos
  6. Conservation problems in the paintings of Altamira /Jose Antonio Lasheras Corruchaga
  7. Conclusion: the future /Antonio Beltran.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810919891
Editor:
Beltran, Antonio
Essay:
Saura Ramos, Pedro A.
Photographer:
Saura Ramos, Pedro A.
Editor:
Beltran, Antonio
Author:
Saura Ramos, Pedro A.
Author:
Pedro A. Saura Ramos
Author:
Abrams
Author:
de Quiros, Federico Bernardo
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - Prehistoric
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Primitive
Subject:
Paleolithic period
Subject:
Cave paintings
Subject:
Altamira Cave
Subject:
Cantabria
Subject:
History - Prehistoric & Primitive
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19991001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
12.33x10.67x.87 in. 3.30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 180 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810919891 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Presents a fresh look at the cave at Altamira in light of the many exciting discoveries made in the field of Paleolithic archaeology in recent years. Seven essays examine a number of theories about cave art and bring together what is known about the people who occupied and created the art at Altamira. Since the cave has been closed to visitors for many years, and visits to it in the future will be greatly restricted, distinguished photographer Saura's fascinating color and b&w images provide a unique chance to see the art in detail both in large views and at close range.
"Synopsis" by , This volume offers a fresh look at one the finest surviving works of Palaeoithic art: the paintings in the cave of Altamira in Northern Spain. Charts, maps and descriptions guide the readers through the cave chamber by chamber, and theories on the paintings' significance are explained.
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