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The Resource The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists, Gregory Curtis

The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists, Gregory Curtis

Label
The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists
Title
The cave painters
Title remainder
probing the mysteries of the world's first artists
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Curtis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain--the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gergory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories--that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology--examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed--perhaps for the first time--both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Gregory
Dewey number
759.01/20944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N5310.5.F7
LC item number
C87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cave paintings
  • Cave paintings
Label
The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists, Gregory Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The naked cave man -- The seductive axe; the well-clothed arrivals -- A skeptic admits his error; the passion of Miss Mary E. Boyle -- Noble Robot, an inquiring dog; the Abbe's sermons on the mount -- The great black cow; how to paint a horse -- A stormy drama among bison; the golden section -- A lively but unreliable creation; quaint, symbolic arrows -- The trident-shaped cave; pairing, not coupling -- Three brothers in a boat; the sorcerer -- A passage underwater; the skull on a rock -- Strange, stylized women; the world below the world
Control code
65197986
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400043484
Lccn
2006040888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400043484
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Label
The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists, Gregory Curtis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The naked cave man -- The seductive axe; the well-clothed arrivals -- A skeptic admits his error; the passion of Miss Mary E. Boyle -- Noble Robot, an inquiring dog; the Abbe's sermons on the mount -- The great black cow; how to paint a horse -- A stormy drama among bison; the golden section -- A lively but unreliable creation; quaint, symbolic arrows -- The trident-shaped cave; pairing, not coupling -- Three brothers in a boat; the sorcerer -- A passage underwater; the skull on a rock -- Strange, stylized women; the world below the world
Control code
65197986
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400043484
Lccn
2006040888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400043484
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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