World Rock Art

World Rock Art Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown for many people the term rock art remains full of mystery Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic en

  • Title: World Rock Art
  • Author: Jean Clottes
  • ISBN: 9780892366828
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term rock art remains full of mystery Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras Rock art stretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be fAlthough cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term rock art remains full of mystery Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras Rock art stretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be found from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, from the caves of southern France to the American Southwest It includes animal and human figures, complex geometrical forms, and myriad mysterious markings Illustrated in color throughout, this book provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide An introductory chapter discusses the discovery of rock art by the West and the importance of landscape and ritual Subsequent chapters survey rock art sites throughout the world, explaining how the art can be dated and how it was made The book then explores the meaning of these often enigmatic images, including the complex role they played in traditional societies A final chapter looks at the threats posed to rock art today by development, tourism, pollution, and other dangers, and discusses current initiatives to preserve this remarkable heritage.

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    544 thoughts on “World Rock Art

    • Enlightening global survey of this major component of human culture, our most universal and longest-lasting art form, which has been shamefully neglected by science and wantonly destroyed by so-called "civilized" people.


    • What this brief overview of rock art all around the world lacks in depth, it makes up in some beautiful photographs.



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