Cave Art

Author : Bruno David
ISBN : 0500204357
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An archaeological exploration of the mysterious world of cave art through the ages
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The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art

Author : David Lewis-Williams
ISBN : 9780500770443
Genre : Art
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The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.
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Gardner S Art Through The Ages Backpack Edition

Author : Fred Kleiner
ISBN : 9780840030542
Genre : Art
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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK A: ANTIQUITY is part of an easy-to-carry six-volume set. The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated set includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER’S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (Books E & F), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their learning styles. GARDNER’s has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images, discussions of the images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparisons, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Global History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305544840
Genre : Art
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Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, the 15th edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY includes nearly 200 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. More than 40 reviewers -- both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online resources and help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gardner S Art Through The Ages The Western Perspective

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305633940
Genre : Art
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Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I includes nearly 100 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. Over 40 reviewers - both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. A unique scale feature will help students better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, timeline, extended captions, and the chapter summary section titled The Big Picture will help students review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gardner S Art Through The Ages Backpack Edition Book A Antiquity

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305544895
Genre : Art
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The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years just got easier to carry. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK A: ANTIQUITY, 15e is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions. GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, and the consistent voice of a single storyteller. Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts--all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. The Fifteenth Edition includes new images, new boxed features, updated maps, Google Earth coordinates for every artwork and site in the text, architectural reconstructions beautifully rendered by John Burge, and more. In addition, more than 40 reviewers contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. For half-year and Western-only courses, books within the six-book set can be purchased individually. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The First Artists In Search Of The World S Oldest Art

Author : Paul Bahn
ISBN : 9780500773925
Genre : Social Science
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Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.
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Art History

Author : Marilyn Stokstad
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122711711
Genre : Art
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[This book] treat[s] the visual arts ... within the essential contexts of history, geography, politics, religion, and other humanistic studies ... [The authors] reach beyond the Western tradition to examine the arts of other regions and cultures, from their beginnings to the twenty-first century. [They] cover not only the world's most significant paintings and works of sculpture and architecture but also drawings and prints; photographs; works in metal, ceramic, and glass; textiles; jewelry; furniture and aspects of interior design (things that were once considered only utilitarian); such temporal arts as happenings and performance art; and new mediums such as video art, installation art, and digital art.-Pref.
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The World Of Ancient Art

Author : John Boardman
ISBN : 0500238278
Genre : Art
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Divides the ancient world into three broad climatic categories to offer insight into the way artists addressed key environmental challenges, in a lavishly illustrated and captioned reference that includes coverage of each global region and religion.
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