An archaeological exploration of the mysterious world of cave art through the ages
Divides the ancient world into three broad climatic categories to offer insight into the way artists addressed key environmental challenges, in a lavishly illustrated and captioned reference that includes coverage of each global region and religion.
Traces the evolution of art throughout different cultures to offer insight into how regional and historical factors shaped aesthetic development, while citing famous and lesser-known landmarks.
This extensively illustrated dictionary provides information on over 2,500 artists, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, schools and movements throughout the world, including entries on contemporary art and artists, techniques, materials, terms, and writers who have influenced artists.
Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
Reich illustrierte Darstellung der Naturgeschichte der Mammuts und ihrer Bedeutung für die eiszeitliche Kultur.
The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.
Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.
This text presents a representative anthology of examples of painting, architecture and sculpture to provide a critical overview of Spain. From Iberian and Roman beginnings, the book traces the development of the arts in Spain, examining the magnificent Islamic and Christian foundations at Cordoba and the Escorial, the idiosyncratic masterworks of El Greco, the Golden Age of Zurbaran and Velazquez, the art of Goya, and the innovative works of Picasso, Dali and Miro, and revealing that many of the most characteristic Spanish artistic currents had their origins at the dawn of history.
GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the Western world's great artistic traditions, plus all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition includes new artists and art works and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK A: ANTIQUITY is part of an easy-to-carry six-volume set. The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated set includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER’S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (Books E & F), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their learning styles. GARDNER’s has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images, discussions of the images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparisons, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The 14TH EDITION of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide, coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their individual learning styles. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers -- generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide suitable for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world’s great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, incorporating new artists and art works and providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Western Arnhem Land, in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory, has a rich archaeological landscape, ethnographic record and body of rock art that displays an astonishing array of imagery on shelter walls and ceilings. While the archaeology goes back to the earliest period of Aboriginal occupation of the continent, the rock art represents some of the richest, most diverse and visually most impressive regional assemblages anywhere in the world. To better understand this multi-dimensional cultural record, The Archaeology of Rock Art in Western Arnhem Land, Australia focuses on the nature and antiquity of the region’s rock art as revealed by archaeological surveys and excavations, and the application of novel analytical methods. This volume also presents new findings by which to rethink how Aboriginal peoples have socially engaged in and with places across western Arnhem Land, from the north to the south, from the plains to the spectacular rocky landscapes of the plateau. The dynamic nature of Arnhem Land rock art is explored and articulated in innovative ways that shed new light on the region’s deep time Aboriginal history.
Ein Mann erinnert sich, was er als Kind mit dem grossen Künstler Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)) erlebte. Die Geschichte einer besonderen Freundschaft. Mit vielen Fotos und Abbildungen von Werken des Künstlers. Ab 8.
The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration, and the images of mammoths, rhinoceroses, lions, bears, horses and bison have since been seen around the world.
A thoughtful introduction to art and its interpretation for children, with a sense of humor

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