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Return to Chauvet Cave: Excavating the Birthplace of Art - The First Full Report

Return To Chauvet Cave: Excavating The Birthplace Of Art The First Full Report

by Jean Clottes (2003)

Description: First Edition. Dust Jacket has minor rubbing on top of spin and a crease and 1" close tear on top of back. Name (McKown) is writen in pen on fore-edge and top and bottom of text block.. Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 2003 Very Good Condition. In our South Lamar store.Dimensions: Quarto (11 x 13.75) Dust jacket condition: Very Good Spine notes: minor bump on bottom of spine. Item Format: Hardback

Synopsis: 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. Several years ago, a team of specialists from many different disciplines, led by Jean Clottes, began the first detailed scientific study of the cave. This collaborative project has been extremely fruitful and the cave has slowly revealed many of secrets of its origins: its dating, the traces left by animals and humans, the artistic techniques that were used, and the themes of the paintings and engravings. New light has also been cast on this unique art by art historians and ethnologists. All these discoveries are published together for the first time, accompanied by numerous colour illustrations, allowing the public to share not only this new knowledge but also the thrill and fascination of looking back thousands of years into an ancient world.

  • Condition: Used - Very Good
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Date: 2003
  • Listing Date: 10/09/2018
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