The cave painters: probing the mysteries of the world's first artists

Book Cover
Average Rating
Language:
English
Description
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. Gergory 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781400043484
9780307482709
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID49848c94-a864-f42a-2825-cb7c5b575be0
Grouping Titlecave painters probing the mysteries of the worlds first artists
Grouping Authorgregory curtis
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-10-24 16:21:11PM
Last Indexed2022-12-02 22:47:36PM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Curtis, Gregory, 1944-
author_display
Curtis, Gregory
available_at_bemis
Bemis Public Library
detailed_location_bemis
Bemis Lower Level
display_description
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. Gergory 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
format_bemis
Book
format_category_bemis
Books
id
49848c94-a864-f42a-2825-cb7c5b575be0
isbn
9780307482709
9781400043484
itype_bemis
Juvenile Biography
last_indexed
2022-12-03T05:47:36.964Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_bemis
759.01 CURTIS,G
owning_library_bemis
Bemis Public Library
owning_location_bemis
Bemis Public Library
primary_isbn
9781400043484
publishDate
2006
2008
publisher
Knopf
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Art
Cave paintings -- France
Cave paintings -- Spain
Electronic books
History
Nonfiction
Sociology
title_display
The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists
title_full
The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the world's first artists / Gregory Curtis
The cave painters [electronic resource] : Probing the mysteries of the world's first artists. Gregory Curtis
title_short
The cave painters
title_sub
probing the mysteries of the world's first artists
topic_facet
Art
Cave paintings
History
Nonfiction
Sociology

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b26859348.i122925099Bemis Lower Level759.01 CURTIS, G1falsefalseOn ShelfMar 01, 2022below
overdrivecmc:ODN0000209882ODN0000209882Overdrive (CMC)Online Overdrive (CMC)eBookeBook1falsetrueOverdrive (CMC)http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=162&titleID=209882Available OnlineOverdrive (CMC)

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b26859348BookBooks1st edEnglishKnopf2006278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
overdrivecmc:ODN0000209882eBookeBookEnglish20081 online resource

scoping_details_bemis

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b26859348.i122925099On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue195, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 170, 11, 171, 12, 13, 14, 15