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World Rock Art (Conservation and Cultural Heritage)

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Publisher Comments:

Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term "rock art" remains full of mystery. Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras. Rock art stretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be found from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, from the caves of southern France to the American Southwest. It includes animal and human figures, complex geometrical forms, and myriad mysterious markings.

Illustrated in color throughout, this book provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide. An introductory chapter discusses the discovery of rock art by the West and the importance of landscape and ritual. Subsequent chapters survey rock art sites throughout the world, explaining how the art can be dated and how it was made. The book then explores the meaning of these often enigmatic images, including the complex role they played in traditional societies. A final chapter looks at the threats posed to rock art today by development, tourism, pollution, and other dangers, and discusses current initiatives to preserve this remarkable heritage.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-140).

About the Author

Jean Clottes, author of more than fifteen books and three hundred articles on prehistory and prehistoric art, is one of the world's leading experts on rock art.

Table of Contents

A mysterious art — A world of images — Four hundred centuries of rock art — How was it made? — The diversity of themes — Interpretation and meaning — An endangered heritage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892366828
Translator:
Bennett, Guy
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Translator:
Bennett, Guy
Author:
Clottes, Jean
Author:
null, Jean
Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Art, prehistoric
Subject:
Rock paintings
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
History - Prehistoric & Primitive
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History
Subject:
Cave paintings
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series
Series Volume:
G-8
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
155
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
8 x 10 x 0.4 in 1.31 lb

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