The Nature of Paleolithic Art

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Januar 2006



The monumental "The Nature of Paleolithic Art offers a radical interpretation of Paleolithic art as artifacts of a living society rather than the precursor to Western modes of representation.


R. Dale Guthrie is professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is the author of F"rozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe: The Story of Blue Babe," also published by the University of Chicago Press.


"An extremely interesting and generally easily readable text. . . . In breaking away from more conventional magico-religious interpretations of Paleolithic imagery, [Guthrie] presents an intriguing vision of our distant ancestors and especially of the role played by a hunting lifestyle in providing the spark that ignited mankind's imagination and released his inherent creativity."--Danny A. Brass "NSS News "
EAN: 9780226311265
ISBN: 0226311260
Untertitel: Illustrations, maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The University of Chicago Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 520 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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