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World Rock Art


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Dezember 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term "rock art" remains full of mystery. Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras. Rock artstretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be found from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, from the caves of southern France to the American Southwest. It includes animal and human figures, complex geometrical forms, and myriad mysterious markings. Illustrated in color throughout, this book provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide. An introductory chapter discusses the discovery of rock art by the West and the importance of landscape and ritual. Subsequent chapters survey rock art sites throughout the world, explaining how the artcan be dated and how it was made. The book then explores the meaning of these often enigmatic images, including the complex role they played in traditional societies. A final chapter looks at the threats posed to rock art today by development, tourism, pollution, and other dangers, and discussescurrent initiatives to preserve this remarkable heritage.

Portrait

Jean Clottes, author of more than fifteen books and three hundred articles on prehistory and prehistoric art, is one of the world's leading experts on rock art.

EAN: 9780892366828
ISBN: 0892366826
Untertitel: 'Conservation and Cultural Heri'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: J P GETTY TRUST PUBN
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2002
Seitenanzahl: 140 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Guy Bennett
Format: gebunden
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