• Publisher: MSH PARIS (12 Mar. 2020)
• Language: French
• ISBN-10: 2735125335
• ISBN-13: 978-2735125333
As soon as the Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave was discovered in 1994, the French government, with its experience of Lascaux and the management of a large number of decorated caves, quickly invested in the protection and conservation of the site. The Chauvet-Pont d'Arc Cave is now listed as a UNESCO universal property and widely accessible to the public with the Chauvet 2 facsimile opened in 2015. The Ministry of Culture, supporting the publication of a monograph, the first volume of which is an atlas, initiated a multidisciplinary research program in 1997. The research has greatly benefited from the impulse and widely publicized work of the prehistorian Jean Clottes, to whom this work is dedicated.
The Atlas is the first of four volumes of the Monographie de la grotte Chauvet-Pont d'Arc and aims to present the spirit of the research carried out in the Chauvet cave. The next two volumes will deal with the study of the cave's cave wall art; the fourth volume will be devoted to work on the numerous paleontological remains (cave bears in particular) and the relationship human-animal.
The authors chose to represent the cave through twenty 1/100 maps with texts that reflect a resolutely integrated approach to the twenty years of research by the different disciplinary fields involved in the study of the cave. This unique editorial choice explains the exceptional size of the book (340 x 480 mm; 384 pages).
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• Hardcover: 226 pages
• Publisher: University of Utah Press
• Language English
• ISBN-10: 0874807581
• ISBN-13: 978-0874807585
• Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 10.9 inches
In 1998, the eminent French prehistorian Dr. Jean Clottes headed the first research team in Chauvet Cave, under great security. Published in 2003 Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times records sone of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world.
Jean Clottes, Director of Research for the Chauvet Cave research project, provides a detailed, color illustrated account of work conducted at the site, located in France's Ardeche region. Chapters address the research project, the cave in its setting, the floors and incursions into the cave by animals and people, a detailed pictorial and descriptive account of the drawings, the techniques of parietal art, the various signs and symbols relating to humans and animals, and an anthropologist and art historian's view on the caves.
First published by Éditions du Seuil, Paris under the title La Grotte Chauvet, l'Art des Origins , 2001.
• ISBN 0-500-51119-5
• Thames & Hudson
The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 by speleologists Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel and Christian Hillaire was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration, and the images of mammoths, rhinoceroses, lions, bears, horses and bison have since been seen all around the world.
Several years ago, a team of specialists from many different disciplines, led by Dr. Jean Clottes, began the first detailed scientific study of the cave. This collaborative project has been amazingly fruitful and the cave has slowly revealed many of the secrets of its origins: its dating, the traces left by animals and humans, the artistic techniques that were used, and the themes of the paintings and engravings. New light has also been cast on this unique art by art historians and ethnologists.
All of these discoveries are published together here for the first time, accompanied by hundreds of colour illustrations, allowing the public to share not only this new knowledge but also the thrill and fascination of looking back into an ancient world, so many thousands of years old.
• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: Phaidon Press (March 31, 2010)
• ISBN-10: 0714857238
• ISBN-13: 978-0714857237
Dr. Jean Clottes renowned expert on prehistoric rock art, explores the origins of rock art and creativity, taking the reader on a guided tour of 85 rock art caves and rock painting shelters, evealing the extraordinary beauty of the cave paintings and Palaeolithic Cave Art.
The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in December 1994 by speleologists The discovery of prehistoric decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art. The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavour, the awe-inspiring paintings, dramatic engravings and small, delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a unique power and fascination, more than a century after they were first discovered.
In this book, internationally renowned expert on prehistoric art Jean Clottes explores the origins of art and creativity. He takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters, many of which are not open to the public, revealing the extraordinary beauty of the works of art within them. Cave Art features more than 300 works from the Palaeolithic period, made between 35,000 and 11,000 years ago, presented in geographical and chronological order.
This comprehensive, accessible introduction to prehistoric art includes such spectacular works as the famous horses of Lascaux and Chauvet, the bison in the Altamira cave in Spain and the ivory carving of a woman's face found at Brassempouy in the south of France, as well as examples from less well-known sites. While most of the caves described in the book are European, Cave Art also includes examples of open-air rock art made after the last ice age at sites around the world.
Each work in Cave Art is illustrated by a colour photograph, and accompanied by a clear, vivid explanatory text. The book also includes a chronology, maps of the main caves and sites, a glossary and a list of sites that can be visited. With an unparalleled selection of images, Cave Art offers a unique guided tour of the earliest expressions of human creativity.
→ Rock Art on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
→ Colloquium - France/Spain October 2019
→ L'Atlas de la grotte Chauvet-Pont d'Arc
→ The Final Passage
→ The Final Passage - FAQ
→ France Rock Art & Cave Paintings Archive
→ Chauvet Cave
→ Lascaux Cave
→ Niaux Cave
→ Cosquer Cave
→ Rouffignac Cave - Cave of the Hundred Mammoths
→ Bison of Tuc D'Audoubert
→ Geometric Signs & Symbols in Rock Art
→ The Paleolithic Cave Art of France
→ Dr Jean Clottes
→ Bradshaw Foundation
→ Rock Art Network