The Cave Painters

Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists
Product Number: EB00148392
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307482709
Publisher: Anchor
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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. Gregory 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Gregory Curtis
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2008

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