The Cambridge illustrated history of prehistoric art
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N5310 .B34 1998
- Unknown N5310 .B34 1998
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-293) and index.
- Introduction-- 1. The 'discovery' of prehistoric art-- 2. The nineteenth century: prehistoric art comes into its own-- 3. Bodies and objets d'art - the art of the object-- 4. Art on rocks and walls-- 5. Putting things in order: dating techniques and criteria-- 6. Matters of the body: objects of art-- 7. Matters of the mind: reasons for art-- 8. The future of prehistoric art-- Epilogue-- Glossary-- Further reading-- Map of sites-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Beautifully illustrated in colour with many rare and unique photographs, prints, and drawings, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art presents the first balanced and truly world-wide survey of prehistoric art. The book also offers the first detailed account of how the world of scholarship became aware of the existence of prehistoric art, reproducing the very earliest drawings by explorers and surveyors from the 1600s onwards to create a unique pictorial as well as discursive resource. With this powerful combination of illustration and analysis, Paul Bahn describes what prehistoric art is and the different ways in which it can shed light on the lives and preoccupations of our ancestors: sexual, humorous, social, economic, and religious.
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- Art, Prehistoric.
- Publication date
- Paul G. Bahn.
- Cambridge illustrated history.