Presents a fresh look at the cave at Altamira in light of the many exciting discoveries made in the field of Paleolithic archaeology in recent years. Seven essays examine a number of theories about cave art and bring together what is known about the people who occupied and created the art at Altamira. Since the cave has been closed to visitors for many years, and visits to it in the future will be greatly restricted, distinguished photographer Saura's fascinating color and b&w images provide a unique chance to see the art in detail both in large views and at close range.
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This splendid volume offers a fresh look at one of the finest surviving works of Paleolithic art: the paintings in the cave of Altamira in northern Spain. Discovered in 1879, these vivid likenesses of horses, cattle, and bison seemed so fresh and "modern" that critics doubted their authenticity, and suspected an elaborate hoax. Only in 1905, with the first scholarly analysis of the works, were they finally accepted as Paleolithic art. Charts, maps, and descriptions guide readers through the cave chamber by chamber, and specially commissioned photographs reveal the paintings in superb detail. The various theories regarding the paintings' significance are clearly explained, along with recent discoveries about the techniques used by Paleolithic artists-and about the people themselves who left their mark on Altamira. 102 illustrations in full color, 22 line drawings, 2 maps, 811/2 x 9" Antonio Beltrn is a respected Spanish expert in Paleolithic art. Pedro A. Saura Ramos is a professor of photography in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University Complutense of Madrid. He has photographed archaeological excavations for Spain's National Archaeology Museum. Jos Antonio Lasheras Corruchaga, Matilde Mzquiz Prez-Seoane, And Federicoc Bernardo De Quir"S Are all published scholars of Paleolithic art.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110810919893
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0810919893 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0480604
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