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The Resource Cave art, Bruno David

Cave art, Bruno David

Label
Cave art
Title
Cave art
Statement of responsibility
Bruno David
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
HISTORY OF ART: PRE-HISTORY. Deep underground, some of humanitys earliest artistic endeavours have lain untouched for millennia. The dark interiors of caves, wherever they may be found, seem to have had a powerful draw for ancient peoples, who littered the cave floors with objects they had made. Later, they adorned cave walls with sacred symbols and secret knowledge, from the very first abstract symbols and handprints to complex and vivid arrangements of animals and people. Often undisturbed for many tens of thousands of years, these were among the first visual symbols that humans shared with each other, though they were made so long ago that we have entirely forgotten their meaning. However, as archaeologist Bruno David reveals, caves decorated more recently may help us to unlock their secrets. David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known painting tools to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age
Member of
Cataloging source
SALS
Dewey number
709.0113
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thames & Hudson world of art
Target audience
adult
Label
Cave art, Bruno David
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"With 223 illustrations, 208 in colour" -- Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059552706
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500204351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs (in colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951949751
Label
Cave art, Bruno David
Publication
Copyright
Note
"With 223 illustrations, 208 in colour" -- Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059552706
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500204351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs (in colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951949751

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