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Ice Age art : the arrival of the modern mind

Author: J Cook; British Museum,
Publisher: London : The British Museum Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique and remarkable work explores the extraordinary creative explosion that happened during the last European Ice Age, between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, when the very first figurative art was created.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Cook; British Museum,
ISBN: 9780714123332 0714123331
OCLC Number: 800642597
Notes: "This book is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from 7 February to 26 May 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: the arrival of the modern mind --
Europe's oldest sculptures: 30,000-40,000 years ago --
Soft curves and full figures: female sculptures: 30,000-20,000 years ago --
Art and identity: 40,000-20,000 years ago --
Animals in art: 30,000-20,000 years ago --
Renissance art in Western Europe: 22,000-12,000 years ago --
Sex or symbol? Images of women: 18,000-11,000 years ago --
Late drawings, sculptures and stories: 15,000-10,000 years ago.
Responsibility: Jill Cook.

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Explores the sculpture and drawings created during the last European Ice Age, between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago the oldest known figurative art in the world. This book states that the minds that  Read more...

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