Palaeolithic Cave Art (World University Library)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967. First Edition, Softcover, Illustrated by: Photographic and Illustrations. Very Good Condition. introduction by authors, bibliography and notice, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated numerous black and white photographs and illustrations and the occasional coloured photograph and illustration. Photographic paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Since the discovery of cave art in France and Spain century ago, scholars have been at odds and at a loss to understand why the paintings and other artwork that were created; and, the artistic ethos of the artwork themselves flies in the face of a people living in a state of 'primitive savagery'. This book offers the first systematic investigation in the facts that lie behind the various interpretation. It examines the content and context of all the paintings, integrating and low relief sculptures, the artistic technique employed in them, and the evidence to be drawn both from the prehistoric activities associated with the art and from the compatible activities on the part of existing non-literate peoples." – from rear panel blurb. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges. Small chip to the lower left-hand corner of the back strip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 7 - 206 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1.
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Keywords: BZDB2 Art, Paleolithic, cave, survey, study, interpretation, history, sociology, anthropology, World University Library – series Art & Design; Ancient (BC); Sociology & Culture. Palaeolithic Cave Art World University Library Sociology & Culture