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Cave Art Paperback – March 31, 2010
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Clottes is an authority to trust in displaying the most important examples of this art. An archaeologist with plenty of books and papers to his credit, he had a leading role in the study of the underwater Cosquer cave discovered in 1985 and the Chauvet Cave discovered in 1991. He summarizes the interpretations that have been put forward to explain these pictures, but it is safe to say that none of them clears the mysteries away. Why are there so few plants here, for instance? What do the abstract paintings here mean?Read more ›
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This is the most beautifully produced "paperback" I have ever seen. It is also beautifully written. A work of art in itself.Published 3 months ago by Anonymous
A beautiful, fun to read, moderately priced, book by one of the authorities on the subject. I am not an expert on the subject and relied on other reviews to choose this book; I... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
The photos are good quality. Jean Clottes provides great descriptions of the art, as well as general information on theories about the creation of Paleolithic cave art. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Denise Clark
Magnificently produced work photographically covering parietal art so that you can sense the thrill of actually being at various sites to experience humankind's origin story. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michele
Beautiful book on ancient art at the dawn of art history. A must for anyone interested in how
our ancestors created art in their world.
Goes about as far as it is possible via the print medium to be "a kind of museum" of palaeolithic art, which is what the author says he set out to do. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard L Beilby
This book is very well illustrated and for a very reasonable price and should fit your coffee-table quite well. Read morePublished 21 months ago by kieran o'hara