Looks at paintings found in the Altamira cave in northern Spain
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This splendid volume offers a fresh look at one of the finest surviving works of Paleolithic art: the paintings in the cave of Altamira in northern Spain. Discovered in 1879, these vivid likenesses of horses, cattle, and bison seemed so fresh and "modern" that critics doubted their authenticity, and suspected an elaborate hoax. Only in 1905, with the first scholarly analysis of the works, were they finally accepted as Paleolithic art. Charts, maps, and descriptions guide readers through the cave chamber by chamber, and specially commissioned photographs reveal the paintings in superb detail. The various theories regarding the paintings' significance are clearly explained, along with recent discoveries about the techniques used by Paleolithic artists-and about the people themselves who left their mark on Altamira. 102 illustrations in full color, 22 line drawings, 2 maps, 811/2 x 9" Antonio Beltrn is a respected Spanish expert in Paleolithic art. Pedro A. Saura Ramos is a professor of photography in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University Complutense of Madrid. He has photographed archaeological excavations for Spain's National Archaeology Museum. Jos Antonio Lasheras Corruchaga, Matilde Mzquiz Prez-Seoane, And Federicoc Bernardo De Quir"S Are all published scholars of Paleolithic art.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. New. Nº de ref. de la librería A9203
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110810919893