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The Resource World rock art, Jean Clottes ; translated from the French by Guy Bennett

World rock art, Jean Clottes ; translated from the French by Guy Bennett

Label
World rock art
Title
World rock art
Statement of responsibility
Jean Clottes ; translated from the French by Guy Bennett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"World rock art discusses the discovery of rock art by the West, profiles important sites, explains how the art was made, and considers how it can be dated. It then explores the meanings of these often enigmatic images and discusses their significance today. A final chapter reviews initiatives underway to preserve this remarkable heritage" -- back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clottes, Jean
Dewey number
709/.01/13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
N5310
LC item number
.C5813 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bennett, Guy
Series statement
Conservation and cultural heritage
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mowaljarlai, David
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Rock paintings
  • Cave paintings
  • Petroglyphs
Label
World rock art, Jean Clottes ; translated from the French by Guy Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 138-140
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A mysterious art -- The "white lady" of the Brandberg-- A world of images -- An art on all continents -- Hall of the bulls / Lascaux, France -- The mountain of engravings / Helan Shan Petroplyphs, China -- Art of light and art of darkness -- Four hundred centuries of rock art -- How is rock art dated? -- The prehistoric background -- The origins of art / Grotte Chauve, France -- The oldest rock art -- Holocene rock art -- -- How was it made? -- Choosing a place -- Pictorial techniques -- Engravings -- Sculptures -- Paintings and drawings -- Cave of hands / Cueva delas Manos, Patagonia, Argentina -- Geoglyphs -- Applying the techniques -- The meaning of techniques -- The diversity of themes -- Humans and their simlars -- Ancestors of the dreamtime / Kimberleys, Australia -- Objects -- Universal themes -- Cupules -- Hands and feet -- Signs -- Scenes -- Interpretation and meaning -- An art of many uses -- Shamanism -- Interpreting ancient art -- Rain sheep of the desert / Coso Range Petroglyphs, California, United States -- An endangered heritage -- Destruction and deterioration -- The challenge of preservation -- Preserving the rock art of Baja California by Neville Agnew -- Conserving the memory of rock art -- Bibligraphy -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000023681502
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780892366828
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002008893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
coloured illustrations, map;
System control number
(OCoLC)49991413
Label
World rock art, Jean Clottes ; translated from the French by Guy Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 138-140
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A mysterious art -- The "white lady" of the Brandberg-- A world of images -- An art on all continents -- Hall of the bulls / Lascaux, France -- The mountain of engravings / Helan Shan Petroplyphs, China -- Art of light and art of darkness -- Four hundred centuries of rock art -- How is rock art dated? -- The prehistoric background -- The origins of art / Grotte Chauve, France -- The oldest rock art -- Holocene rock art -- -- How was it made? -- Choosing a place -- Pictorial techniques -- Engravings -- Sculptures -- Paintings and drawings -- Cave of hands / Cueva delas Manos, Patagonia, Argentina -- Geoglyphs -- Applying the techniques -- The meaning of techniques -- The diversity of themes -- Humans and their simlars -- Ancestors of the dreamtime / Kimberleys, Australia -- Objects -- Universal themes -- Cupules -- Hands and feet -- Signs -- Scenes -- Interpretation and meaning -- An art of many uses -- Shamanism -- Interpreting ancient art -- Rain sheep of the desert / Coso Range Petroglyphs, California, United States -- An endangered heritage -- Destruction and deterioration -- The challenge of preservation -- Preserving the rock art of Baja California by Neville Agnew -- Conserving the memory of rock art -- Bibligraphy -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000023681502
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780892366828
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002008893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
coloured illustrations, map;
System control number
(OCoLC)49991413

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