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Chauvet Cave - The Art of Earliest Times


 
Chauvet Cave The Art of Earliest Times
Chauvet Cave:
The Art of Earliest Times
Chauvet Cave
The Art of Earliest Times

by Jean Clottes (Author)
Paul Bahn (Translator)
 
• Hardcover: 226 pages
• Publisher: University of Utah Press
• Language English
• ISBN-10: 0874807581
• ISBN-13: 978-0874807585
• Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 10.9 inches
 
In 1998, the eminent French prehistorian Dr. Jean Clottes headed the first research team in Chauvet Cave, under great security. Published in 2003 Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times records sone of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world.

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Excavating the Birthplace of Art:
The First Full Report
Return to the Chauvet Cave
Excavating the Birthplace of Art:
The First Full Report
by Jean Clottes (Author)
• ISBN 0-500-51119-5
• Thames & Hudson
 
The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 by speleologists Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel and Christian Hillaire was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration, and the images of mammoths, rhinoceroses, lions, bears, horses and bison have since been seen all around the world.
 
Several years ago, a team of specialists from many different disciplines, led by Dr. Jean Clottes, began the first detailed scientific study of the cave. This collaborative project has been amazingly fruitful and the cave has slowly revealed many of the secrets of its origins: its dating, the traces left by animals and humans, the artistic techniques that were used, and the themes of the paintings and engravings. New light has also been cast on this unique art by art historians and ethnologists.
 
All of these discoveries are published together here for the first time, accompanied by hundreds of colour illustrations, allowing the public to share not only this new knowledge but also the thrill and fascination of looking back into an ancient world, so many thousands of years old.

Cave Art

Cave Art by Jean Clottes
Cave Art
by Jean Clottes
Cave Art
by Jean Clottes (Author)
• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: Phaidon Press (March 31, 2010)
• ISBN-10: 0714857238
• ISBN-13: 978-0714857237
 
Dr. Jean Clottes renowned expert on prehistoric rock art, explores the origins of rock art and creativity, taking the reader on a guided tour of 85 rock art caves and rock painting shelters, evealing the extraordinary beauty of the cave paintings and Palaeolithic Cave Art.
 
The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 by speleologists The discovery of prehistoric decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art. The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavour, the awe-inspiring paintings, dramatic engravings and small, delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a unique power and fascination, more than a century after they were first discovered.
 
In this book, internationally renowned expert on prehistoric art Jean Clottes explores the origins of art and creativity. He takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters, many of which are not open to the public, revealing the extraordinary beauty of the works of art within them. Cave Art features more than 300 works from the Palaeolithic period, made between 35,000 and 11,000 years ago, presented in geographical and chronological order.
 
This comprehensive, accessible introduction to prehistoric art includes such spectacular works as the famous horses of Lascaux and Chauvet, the bison in the Altamira cave in Spain and the ivory carving of a woman's face found at Brassempouy in the south of France, as well as examples from less well-known sites. While most of the caves described in the book are European, Cave Art also includes examples of open-air rock art made after the last ice age at sites around the world.
 
Each work in Cave Art is illustrated by a colour photograph, and accompanied by a clear, vivid explanatory text. The book also includes a chronology, maps of the main caves and sites, a glossary and a list of sites that can be visited. With an unparalleled selection of images, Cave Art offers a unique guided tour of the earliest expressions of human creativity.

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