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The First Artists (In Search of the World's Oldest Art)

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Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Paul Bahn, Michel Lorblanchet, Pierre Soulages
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    240
    Publisher:
    Thames & Hudson (September 19, 2017)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9780500051870
    ISBN-10:
    0500051879
    Weight:
    22.4oz
    Dimensions:
    6.5" x 9.6" x 1.3"
    Case Pack:
    13
    File:
    -NortonNorton_032418-20180324.xml
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    $29.95
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    Publisher Identifier:
    P-WWN
    Discount Code:
    A
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