[[ PDF ]] ✅ Images of the Ice Age Author Paul G. Bahn – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Images of the Ice Age Images Of The Ice Age, Here In Its Third Edition, Is The Most Complete Study Available Of The World S Earliest Imagery, Presenting A Fascinating And Up To Date Account Of The Art Of Our Ice Age Ancestors Authoritative And Wide Ranging, It Covers Not Only The Magnificent Cave Art Of Famous Sites Such As Lascaux, Altamira, And Chauvet, But Also Other Less Well Known Sites Around The World, Art Discovered In The Open Air, And The Thousands Of Incredible Pieces Of Portable Art In Bone, Antler, Ivory, And Stone Produced In The Same Period In Doing So, The Book Summarizes All The Major Worldwide Research Into Ice Age Art Both Past And Present, Exploring The Controversial History Of The Art S Discovery And Acceptance, Including The Methods Used For Recording And Dating, The Faking Of Decorated Objects And Caves, And The Wide Range Of Theories That Have Been Applied To This Artistic Corpus Lavishly Illustrated And Highly Accessible, Images Of The Ice Age Provides A Visual Feast And An Absorbing Synthesis Of This Crucial Aspect Of Human History, Offering A Unique Opportunity To Appreciate Universally Important Works Of Art, Many Of Which Can Never Be Accessible To The Public, And Which Represent The Very Earliest Evidence Of Artistic Expression


10 thoughts on “Images of the Ice Age

  1. says:

    This work on the art of the European Ice Age now some quarter of a century old is an excellent example of how to provide information in an accessible way on a difficult subject Bahn is a sound scientific populariser The book also acts as a tribute to the photographer Jean Vertut who died before the final publication of the book The photography is generous, wide ranging and attractive.The book tells the story of the historic study of ice age art, its context, the necessity for caution over r This work on the art of the European Ice Age now some quarter of a century old is an excellent example of how to provide information in an accessible way on a difficult subject Bahn is a sound scientific populariser The book also acts as a tribute to the photographer Jean Vertut who died before the final publication of the book The photography is generous, wide ranging and attractive.The book tells the story of the historic study of ice age art, its context, the necessity for caution over reproductions, speculations as to age, a description of forms, techniques and subject matter and a review of possible meanings.It is in this last area that Bahn might have done himself no favours with career academics trying to move up the slippery pole with some theory of purpose He is sceptical of what we can know about the meaning of this art when its production extended over such a large area of time and of place He reviews all the many theories behind the art but is rather good at standing back and questioning the degree to which the modern will to make sense of it all has directed both illustration and theory alike into untenable assumptions He certainly does a rather neat job in questioning the desire of modern man to insert a sexual content where none is to be found reliably and I found myself questioning even the received wisdom of it being hunting magic maybe it is but how can we possibly know This is not a counsel of despair because at the time of writing there was much work to be done but he is probably right that any attempt to supply a universal theory of the palaeolithic mind might be better geared down to a regional or even site level.There was one point where he had me smiling we do not even know for certain if much of the art was produced by women rather than men and a plausible case amongst so many plausible cases could be made for menstrual ritual, especially given signs of use of a lunar calendar.In short, my conclusion is that anyone who says they know very much about meaning and purpose is engaged in creative careerism or a historical cultural polemic No one knows all surmise Bahn does, however, open the crack in the door to let in serious consideration of the mind in the cave thesis which links at least some of the imagery to consciousness studies in a plausible way.What isappealing are the facts on the ground the book opens with two sets of children s footprints in different caves in the Ariege, one set deliberate and playful Five little kids whose presence but not their mentalities are immortalised who needs theory Note that there is an updated version of this book with substantially the same text but withphotographs a decade later called A Journey Through the Ice Age and this might be the preferred purchase


  2. says:

    Quite good.main takeaway as many fields, historically too dominated by the male perspective humans get carried away with one interpretation and see things that are not necessarily there we need to be careful assuming the same cultural and social elements were there 14000 oryrs agothe evidence we have is only what has survived and only what we have foundFavourite quote Beside there were inconsistenciessuch as the claviform which is thin but, as we have seen, was thought to be derived Quite good.main takeaway as many fields, historically too dominated by the male perspective humans get carried away with one interpretation and see things that are not necessarily there we need to be careful assuming the same cultural and social elements were there 14000 oryrs agothe evidence we have is only what has survived and only what we have foundFavourite quote Beside there were inconsistenciessuch as the claviform which is thin but, as we have seen, was thought to be derived from a female silhouette in the same way that the Coca Cola bottle could be taken as a phallic symbol or a stylized female form according to ones preference


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    4.4