[[ 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.

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    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 questi...

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