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Painted caves : palaeolithic rock art in western Europe, Andrew J. Lawson

Label
Painted caves : palaeolithic rock art in western Europe
Title
Painted caves
Title remainder
palaeolithic rock art in western Europe
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Lawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Painted Caves, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the oldest art of Western Europe, charts the historical background to the acceptance of a Palaeolithic age for the very ancient paintings found in caves. Offering an up-to-date overview of the geographical distribution of the sites found in southern France and the Iberian Peninsula, and examples known in Britain, Italy, Romania, and Russia, Lawson's expert study is not restricted to the art in caves, but places this art alongside the engravings and sculptures found both on portable objects and on rock faces in the open air. Written from an archaeological perspective, the volume stresses how the individual images cannot be considered in isolation, but should rather be related to their location and other evidence that might provide clues to their significance. Although many scholars have put forward ideas as to the meaning and function of the art, Lawson discusses some of the substantive theories and offers glimpses of his own experience in the field and enduring fascination for the subject"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, Andrew J
Dewey number
936
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN772.2.A1
LC item number
.L39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleolithic period
  • Cave paintings
  • Rock paintings
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Europe, Western
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • HISTORY
Label
Painted caves : palaeolithic rock art in western Europe, Andrew J. Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The text. Introduction: The scope of the book ; Enlightenment and discovery : the birth of the Palaeolithic period and the discovery of the first decorated objects ; Denial and atonement : the discovery of Upper Palaeolithic rock art and the definition of style ; Precision and controversy : the use of direct radiocarbon age estimates ; Where and when? The distribution of Upper Palaeolithic rock art sites in Western Europe ; Lifting the painted veil : the quest for meaning ; Epilogue -- Part 2: The gazetteer. Altamira, Cantabria, Spain ; Candamo, Asturias, Spain ; El Castillo, Cantabria, Spain, with Las Chimeneas, Las Monedas and La Pasiega ; Chauvet, Ardeche, France ; Cosquer, Bouches du Rhone, France ; Cougnac, Lot, France ; Covaciella, Asturias, Spain, including El Bosque ; La Garma, Cantabria, Spain ; Lascaux, Dordogne, France ; Llonin, Asturias, Spain ; Mayenne-Sciences, Mayenne, France ; Niaux, Ariege, France ; Pech-Merle, Lot, France ; La Pileta, Andalucia, Spain ; Le Portel, Ariege, France ; Tito Bustillo, Asturias, Spain -- Appendix: Table of radiocarbon age estimates
Control code
ocn764348661
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780199698226
Lccn
2012004252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)764348661
Label
Painted caves : palaeolithic rock art in western Europe, Andrew J. Lawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The text. Introduction: The scope of the book ; Enlightenment and discovery : the birth of the Palaeolithic period and the discovery of the first decorated objects ; Denial and atonement : the discovery of Upper Palaeolithic rock art and the definition of style ; Precision and controversy : the use of direct radiocarbon age estimates ; Where and when? The distribution of Upper Palaeolithic rock art sites in Western Europe ; Lifting the painted veil : the quest for meaning ; Epilogue -- Part 2: The gazetteer. Altamira, Cantabria, Spain ; Candamo, Asturias, Spain ; El Castillo, Cantabria, Spain, with Las Chimeneas, Las Monedas and La Pasiega ; Chauvet, Ardeche, France ; Cosquer, Bouches du Rhone, France ; Cougnac, Lot, France ; Covaciella, Asturias, Spain, including El Bosque ; La Garma, Cantabria, Spain ; Lascaux, Dordogne, France ; Llonin, Asturias, Spain ; Mayenne-Sciences, Mayenne, France ; Niaux, Ariege, France ; Pech-Merle, Lot, France ; La Pileta, Andalucia, Spain ; Le Portel, Ariege, France ; Tito Bustillo, Asturias, Spain -- Appendix: Table of radiocarbon age estimates
Control code
ocn764348661
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780199698226
Lccn
2012004252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)764348661

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