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The splendour of Lascaux : rediscovering the greatest treasure of prehistoric art

Author: Norbert Aujoulat
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 12 September 1940, four teenagers stumbled across a hole in the hillside overlooking the village of Montignac, France. This opening - the entrance to the Lascaux Cave and its network of chambers - brought to light stunning 17,000-year-old paintings that vividly depicted a whole host of animals and figures. The discovery was to become one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. By the 1950s,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Aujoulat
ISBN: 0500051356 9780500051351
OCLC Number: 60599103
Notes: Translation of: Lascaux : le geste, l'espace et le temps.
Description: 274 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 35 cm
Contents: 1. The geological context --
2. The underground environment --
3. The cave of Lascaux --
4. The archaeological context --
5. The art of Lascaux --
6. The construction of the images --
7. Gesture, space and time.
Other Titles: Lascaux.
Responsibility: Norbert Aujoulat ; [translated from the French by Martin Street].

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A key figure at Frances National Centre for Prehistory, Norbert Aujoulat has been fascinated by the Lascaux Cave ever since his first visit back in 1970 and has spent several years researching its  Read more...

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