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Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind By Randall White Prehistoric Art The Symbolic Journey of Humankind While some prehistoric sites notably the painted caves at Lascaux in France and at Altamira in northern Spain are familiar many such places are almost unknown In fact remains left by prehistoric men
  • Title: Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind
  • Author: Randall White
  • ISBN: 9780810942622
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind By Randall White While some prehistoric sites notably the painted caves at Lascaux in France and at Altamira in northern Spain are familiar, many such places are almost unknown In fact, remains left by prehistoric men and women are far numerous and have been found over a much greater territory including Eurasia, Africa, Australia and the Americas than most people are awaWhile some prehistoric sites notably the painted caves at Lascaux in France and at Altamira in northern Spain are familiar, many such places are almost unknown In fact, remains left by prehistoric men and women are far numerous and have been found over a much greater territory including Eurasia, Africa, Australia and the Americas than most people are aware These remains include paintings and engravings in caves and rock shelters, but also decorated tools, weapons, statuettes, personal ornaments and even musical instruments made of stone, ivory, antler, shell, bone and fired clay In Prehistoric Art , anthropologist Randall White presents a global survey, starting with the first explosion of imagery that occurred approximately 40,000 years ago but also including the creations of essentially prehistoric peoples living as recently as the early 20th century Drawing on up to date research, White places these discoveries in context and discusses possible uses and meanings for the objects and images.
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    1. Randall White

      Randall White is Professor of Anthropology at New York University and one of the world s leading specialists in the study of Paleolithic art and personal adornment White was one of the first to recognize the evolutionary importance of personal adornment and its critical role in the organization and demographic expansion of modern humans His work on the origins of art and personal adornment in Europe has taken him to various museums from France to Russia White has worked on the Upper Paleolithic cultures of France for than 30 years and is currently director of excavations at the 35,000 year old ornament rich site of Abri Castanet in SW France He is also a member of several other research teams and is responsible for the analysis and publication of hundreds of early Upper Paleolithic personal ornaments from modern excavations at sites such as Isturitz, Brassempouy and Arcy sur Cure In 1993 White was instrumental in the re discovery, authentication and publication of a long missing private collection of seven Ice Age female statuettes from Grimaldi, Italy This work led him to undertake a massive study of than 100 Gravettian female statuettes, bringing into focus the techniques used to fabricate them and new directions in their interpretation Over the past twenty years White has been instrumental in bringing to light, and publishing important Paleolithic collections acquired early in this century by North American museums This endeavor has led him to a detailed investigation of the history of French Paleolithic archaeology His most recent book 2006 , entitled L affaire de l abri du Poisson Patrie et pr histoire, is the first in a series of planned historical works on French Paleolithic archaeology in the crucial period immediately prior to World War I.

    626 thoughts on “Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind”

    1. Very cool Lots of great pictures of various cave painting, tusk and rock carving, and other such works of art While this isn t the type of book I want to sit down and read cover to cover, there is a lot of interesting information on the histories of discoveries, theories to meanings of artwork, and so forth Using as inspiration for my Summer Reading program and decoration odd, right Highly reccomend to those with an interest in the topic.


    2. For Anthropology of Art, a class that has been so soEasy to understand, not as scholarly as you d like it, but good for me since I m not an anthro major and don t know all the terminology Great pictures, though Some of the other books articles we read hardly had any images which was ridiculous as this was a class focused on ART Of course, my instructor often forgot this was a class focused on art and hates art history I was the only art history major in the class


    3. A pleasant read, with lavish illustrations White makes clear the delicacy with which we must handle interpreting art of such great antiquity.This book is thin on text, so I ll certainly be on the look out for books on prehistoric art A good place to start and very pretty.


    4. This is an exceptionally informative textbook It s not the easiest read if you re going cover to cover however the photos of the featured art and objects are wonderful.


    5. Another coffee table classic, this one goes back to the beginning of artistic creation with nice color photos.



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