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Clottes, Jean

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Most widely held works by Jean Clottes
Chauvet cave : the art of earliest times by Jean Clottes( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in France's Ardeche Valley in December 1994 by speleologists Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel, and Christian Hillaire was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the cave paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration. No other major site exists that is as close in age to the arrival of modern humans in Europe." "Several years ago, a team of specialists from many different disciplines, led by Jean Clottes, began the first detailed scientific study of the cave. 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." "All of these discoveries are published together here for the first time, accompanied by hundreds of color illustrations that allow the public to share not only this new knowledge but also the thrill and fascination of looking into the deep time of an ancient world."--Jacket
Cave art by Jean Clottes( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive guide to prehistoric art explores the origins of human artistic endeavor. Clottes takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters, mostly in western Europe, but also in Africa, Asia, the Americans, and Australia, to reveal the extraordinary beauty of the works of art found within them
The cave beneath the sea : Paleolithic images at Cosquer by Jean Clottes( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout this fascinating book, which includes notes, a full bibliography, and a glossary of 125 key terms, the Cosquer cave is discussed in relation to other prehistoric decorated caves in Europe. The authors judiciously speculate on the meaning of the ancient images and what they can tell us not only about the lost world of our remote ancestors but about the origins of mythmaking, symboling, and artmaking - in other words, of being truly human
The shamans of prehistory : trance and magic in the painted caves by Jean Clottes( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universality of shamanistic power and practice among today's hunter-gatherers - along with the similarity of rock art found in varied sites around the world - has led Jean Clottes and David Lewis-Williams to suggest in this new book that the great art of paleolithic caves can be best understood through the lens of shamanism. Indeed, this is not a monograph on a particular site, but a general discussion of the art of painted caves and their shamanistic meaning. Through the authors' revealing words and the abundant full-color illustrations, we follow shamans into their trance states, and we watch as they carefully paint and engrave on rock surfaces the shapes of animals whose power they seek. As we learn how drawings and rituals were likely modes of shamanistic contact, we understand best the actions, accomplishments, and traces left behind by prehistoric shamans
World rock art by Jean Clottes( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is paleolithic art? : cave paintings and the dawn of human creativity by Jean Clottes( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was it a trick of the light that drew our Stone Age ancestors into caves to paint in charcoal and red hematite, to watch the heads of lions, likenesses of bison, horses, and aurochs in the reliefs of the walls, as they flickered by firelight? Or was it something deeper--a creative impulse, a spiritual dawn, a shamanistic conception of the world efflorescing in the dark, dank spaces beneath the surface of the earth where the spirits were literally at hand? In this book, Jean Clottes, one of the most renowned figures in the study of cave paintings, pursues an answer to this "why" of Paleolithic art. While other books focus on particular sites and surveys, Clottes's work is a contemplative journey across the world, a personal reflection on how we have viewed these paintings in the past, what we learn from looking at them across geographies, and what these paintings may have meant--what function they may have served--for their artists. Steeped in Clottes's shamanistic theories of cave painting, What Is Paleolithic Art? travels from well-known Ice Age sites like Chauvet, Altamira, and Lascaux to visits with contemporary aboriginal artists, evoking a continuum between the cave paintings of our prehistoric past and the living rock art of today. Clottes's work lifts us from the darkness of our Paleolithic origins to reveal, by firelight, how we think, why we create, why we believe, and who we are."--Publisher's description
Les cavernes de Niaux : art préhistorique en Ariège by Jean Clottes( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation illustrée des grottes ornées de Niaux et du Réseau Clastres, chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art préhistorique, datées d'entre 15.000 et 13.000 ans avant J.-C. Depuis plus de quarante ans, J. Clottes mène l'enquête sur ces hommes qui ont parcouru les vallées et les montagnes ariégoises, y ont habité et chassé
Return to Chauvet Cave : excavating the birthplace of art : the first full report by Jean Clottes( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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."--BOOK JACKET
La grotte Cosquer : peintures et gravures de la caverne engloutie by Jean Clottes( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les chamanes de la préhistoire transe et magie dans les grottes ornées by Jean Clottes( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une interprétation de l'art des cavernes paléolithiques en fonction du chamanisme. Dans le monde souterrain de l'au-delà, les chamanes discernaient les contours des animaux-esprits en relief. Il les rencontraient au cours de leur voyage spirituel. Ils entraient en contact avec eux par leurs dessins et leurs rites. Par deux experts de l'art rupestre
La France préhistorique un essai d'histoire( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Préhistoire expliquée à mes petits-enfants by Jean Clottes( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous forme de dialogue, réponses à des questions regroupées autour de cinq thèmes majeurs: les époques et les hommes, le monde de la préhistoire, les modes de vie, les sociétés préhistoriques et les modes de pensée. [SDM]
Le musée des roches l'art rupestre dans le monde by Jean Clottes( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simples signes gravés ou peintures des grottes préhistoriques, représentations humaines ou animales, scènes de chasse, représentations fantastiques, religieuses, sexuelles. L'auteur donne à voir la diversité de cet art, la plus ancienne expression artistique de l'humanité, dont on trouve des millions de traces sur la terre entière, et tente de répondre aux questions qu'il soulève
Inventaire des mégalithes de la France by Jean Clottes( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyrénées préhistoriques : arts et sociétés : actes du 118e Congrès national des sociétés historiques et scientifiques by Congrès national des societés savantes( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialgeschichte - Religionsgeschichte
Voyage en préhistoire : l'art des cavernes et des abris, de la découverte à l'interprétation by Jean Clottes( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grotte Chauvet à Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by Jean-Marie Chauvet( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le récit, minute par minute, de la découverte d'une grotte, le 18 décembre 1994, qui renouvelle complètement les idées que l'on pouvait se faire de la préhistoire et qu'on a appelé du nom de son découvreur. Rassemble aussi les photos prises, salles par salles, révélant l'incroyable maîtrise de ces hommes de la préhistoire
Cosquer redécouvert by Jean Clottes( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir de 1994, les auteurs ont participé aux plongées qui ont permis de redécouvrir cette grotte immergée. Dans les salles supérieures restées hors de l'eau, on peut observer des peintures représentant un humain, 177 animaux, 200 signes géométriques variés, 65 mains négatives et 8 sexes
Les chamanes de la Préhistoire : transe et magie dans les grottes ornées ; suivi de Après "Les chamanes", polémiques et réponses by Jean Clottes( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in French and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventaire des mégalithes de la France by Jean Clottes( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in French and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Return to Chauvet Cave : excavating the birthplace of art : the first full report
Alternative Names
Jean Clottes Frans kunsthistoricus

Jean Clottes Französischer Prähistoriker

Jean Clottes French prehistorian

Jean Clottes préhistorien français

클로트, J

클로트, 장

Languages
French (161)

English (64)

Spanish (4)

Italian (2)

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Cave artThe cave beneath the sea : Paleolithic images at CosquerThe shamans of prehistory : trance and magic in the painted cavesWorld rock artReturn to Chauvet Cave : excavating the birthplace of art : the first full report