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The First Artists In Search Of The World S Oldest Art

Author : Paul Bahn
ISBN : 9780500773925
Genre : Social Science
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Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.

The Cave Painters

Author : Gregory Curtis
ISBN : 9780307482709
Genre : Art
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The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it.

The First Artists

Author : Dorothy Samachson
ISBN : UOM:39015031366290
Genre : Art, Prehistoric
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Discusses reasons for cave paintings, the choice of subjects, the tools and pigments used, and what these works of art reveal about the prehistoric cultures that produced them.


Author : Dan Marek
ISBN : 9780810857117
Genre : Music
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Singing: The First Art is a textbook on singing technique based on the Italian bel canto style, including descriptions of techniques for proper breathing, even tone production, and good pronunciation. Fully illustrated with photos and drawings, the book also includes vocal and breathing exercises and a history of singing.

A World Perspective Of Art History

Author : Deborah Gustlin
ISBN : 151657656X
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A World Perspective of Art History: Ancient Art History from the First Artists to the 14th Century - Volume One provides students with a worldwide, integrated introduction to art. The book features a distinct emphasis on women, minorities, and civilizations around the world using a coordinated time sequence and comparing art in multiple cultures simultaneously. Students discover art and culture from a global perspective and are encouraged to connect their own cultures with

Iowa Artists Of The First Hundred Years

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ISBN : UVA:X000772327
Genre : Artists
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Ten Centuries Of Art Its Progress In Europe From The 9th To The 19th Century With A Glance At The Artistic Works Of Classical Antiquity And Concluding Considerations On The Probable Influence Of The Great Exhibition Etc

Author : Henry Noel Humphreys
ISBN : BL:A0019962834
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The Art Journal London

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Memoirs Of Benvenuto Cellini A Florentine Artist

Author : Benvenuto Cellini
ISBN : NLI:1312351-10
Genre : Italian literature
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What Is Art?

Author : Joseph Beuys
ISBN : 1905570074
Genre : Art
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"An intimate dialogue with Joseph Beuys ... takes us into the deeper motivations and understandings underlying 'social sculpture' and his expanded conception of art." --Shelley Sacks, artist and director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University "It is arguable that Beuys was the first artist of the twenty-first century. Like Rudolf Steiner, he was passionately concerned with the history of ideas and the points of interface between manifestations of the arts and sciences as well as philosophy, religion, economics, and politics." --Richard Demarco, OBE, professor emeritus, European Cultural Studies, Kingston University, Surrey "Joseph Beuys was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. He was one of the first German artists to engage with his country's turbulent and destructive recent history. His art embraced processes of political renewal within society, the search for an appropriate spiritual approach in our times, and a belief in the creative potential in each individual." --Sean Rainbird, senior curator, Tate Collection "The revolutionary artistic ideas and artwork of Joseph Beuys are still, decades later, one of the strongest influences on contemporary artists. His work bursts open the enclosed world of visual art to encompass political and social reform, environmentalism, education, economics, spiritual science, and the proposal that art is not properly an activity for 'experts' but for everyone." --David Adams, Ph.D., art history faculty, Sierra College, California. "I know that from him [Rudolf Steiner] a mission was given to me to gradually remove people's alienation and mistrust toward the supersensible through my means. In political thinking--the field I have to be working on daily--it is a matter of realizing the Threefold Social Order as quickly as possible." --Joseph Beuys (letter to Manfred Schradi, October 21, 1971) Joseph Beuys's work continues to influence and inspire artists and thinkers around the world--in areas from organizational learning, direct democracy, and new forms of money, to new methods of art education and the practice of "ecological art." Volker Harlan--a close colleague of Beuys--whose own work also explores substance and sacrament--talked with Beuys about the deeper motivations and insights behind "social sculpture" and his expanded view of art. These profound reflections, complemented by Harlan's thoughtful essays, give a sense of the interconnected nature of all life forms and provide the basis for a path toward a future that is ecologically sustainable. Features more than forty illustrations.

The New American Cyclopaedia

Author : George Ripley
ISBN : WISC:89094369667
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Memoirs Of Benvenuto Cellini Written By Himself Now First Collated With The New Text Of Giusippe Sic Molini And Corrected And Enlarged From The Last Milan Edition With Notes And Observations Of G P Carpani Translated By Thomas Roscoe

Author : Benvenuto CELLINI (the Artist.)
ISBN : BL:A0018832612
Genre : Electronic books
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Vasari S Life And Lives

Author : Einar Rud
ISBN : UOM:39015020392117
Genre : Art
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The Art Interchange

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ISBN : MINN:31951000744715F
Genre : Art
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The Crayon

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ISBN : UOM:39015004055722
Genre : Art
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Essays On The Fine Arts A New Edition By W C Hazlitt

Author : William Hazlitt
ISBN : BL:A0024359228
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Art And Artists Of Twentieth Century China

Author : Michael Sullivan
ISBN : 9780520075566
Genre : Art
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"Sullivan presents a wealth of material that has never before appeared in a Western language. I expect it will be the standard book on twentieth-century Chinese art for the foreseeable future."--Julia F. Andrews, author of "Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China" "A most sympathetic and useful guide to twentieth-century Chinese art. Long the leading scholar on the subject, Professor Sullivan has presented a lucid account of a most dramatic chapter in Chinese art in a complex interplay of aesthetics, politics, cultural, and social history."--Wen C. Fong, Princeton University "So much of China's art in the twentieth century has to do with artistic (and political) ideas from the West that is is appropriate that one of its first comprehensive histories should be written by a Western scholar--especially one who has known personally many of China's leading artistic figures of the last fifty years. Not only does Professor Sullivan tell the complex story of twentieth century China art with lucidity and style, his learned text is also illuminated with witty anecdotes and incisive observations that can only come from an indsider."--Johnson Chang (Chang Tson-zung), Director, Hanart Tz Gallery, Hong Kong

The Book Of Health

Author : Sir Malcolm Alexander Morris
ISBN : OXFORD:600020096
Genre : Health
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A Dictionary Of Artists Of The English School

Author : Samuel Redgrave
ISBN : OXFORD:303293039
Genre : Artists
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New Perspectives On Prehistoric Art

Author : Günter Berghaus
ISBN : 0275978133
Genre : Art
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Presents some current approaches to prehistoric art and offers new insights into the meanings and functions of the era's paintings and sculptures.

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