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The Cave Painters

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The Cave Painters by Gregory Curtis
Paperback $16.95
Oct 09, 2007 | ISBN 9781400078875

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Praise

"Fascinating. . . . We will be arguing about these glorious creations for many years to come." —The Washington Post Book World"The beauty of the cave art moves Curtis deeply, and his writing preserves that passionate response." —Seattle Times“Curtis is a good storyteller, and he has good stories to tell about eccentrics of all sorts.” —The Christian Science Monitor“A fascinating survey of the rival theories. . . . [Readers will be] swept up in the beauty of the cave paintings and the persuasive pull of his prose.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Table Of Contents

Introduction
The Naked Cave Man

Chapter 1
The Seductive Axe; The Well-Clothed Arrivals

Chapter 2
A Skeptic Admits His Error; The Passion of Miss Mary E. Boyle

Chapter 3
Noble Robot, an Inquiring Dog; The Abbé’s Sermons on the Mount

Chapter 4
The Great Black Cow; How to Paint a Horse

Chapter 5
A Stormy Drama Among Bison; The Golden Section

Chapter 6
A Lively but Unreliable Creation; Quaint, Symbolic Arrows

Chapter 7
The Trident-Shaped Cave; Pairing, Not Coupling

Chapter 8
Three Brothers in a Boat; The Sorcerer

Chapter 9
A Passage Underwater; The Skull on a Rock

Chapter 10
Strange, Stylized Women; The World Below the World

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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