Chauvet Cave

The Art of Earliest Times


Author: Jean Clottes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874807585

Category: Art

Page: 225

View: 5876

This book offers the first in-depth look at a significant archaeological site. The 176 full-color photographs make this tightly restricted site accessible to all. 30 maps.

Wir sind intelligenter als wir denken

Das Arbeitsgedächtnis optimal nutzen


Author: Tracy & Ross Alloway

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9979

Vergessen Sie den IQ Sie selbst haben in der Hand, wie intelligent Sie sind. Sie können Ihr Gehirn gezielt trainieren, die tägliche Informationsflut effizienter zu verarbeiten. Sie können den Alltag stressfreier bewältigen. Das Arbeitsgedächtnis ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg! Das Arbeitsgedächtnis ist so etwas wie der Merkzettel unseres Gehirns: Je kleiner er ist, desto weniger können wir behalten. Und desto schlechter können wir Informationen sortieren, bewerten und verarbeiten. Die gute Nachricht ist: Das Arbeitsgedächtnis lässt sich trainieren, der Merkzettel lässt sich aktiv vergrößern. Wie das funktioniert, zeigen die Psychologin Tracy und der Spezialist für Gedächtnistraining Ross Alloway. Mit Tests, Übungen, Spielen, Rezepten sowie anschaulichen Beispielen und Tipps aus ihrer Forschungs- und Arbeitspraxis.

Encyclopedia of Time

Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture


Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412941644

Category: Science

Page: 1541

View: 7829

Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features · Surveys historical thought about time, including those that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods+ Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin + Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, and numerous other authors+ Includes the contributions of naturalists, philosophers, physicists, theologians, astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, paleontologists, and psychologists+ Includes artists+ portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali+s The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert+s The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz+s Quo Vadis+ Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Islamic, Hindu, Navajo, and many other cultures+ conceptions of time

Architecture of First Societies

A Global Perspective


Author: Mark M. Jarzombek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421051

Category: Architecture

Page: 672

View: 2881

“This book is the most comprehensively global andcritically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the materialand socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies.Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist,this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how thematerial culture of our forebears, from building to clothing, food,ritual and dance, was inextricably bound up with the mode ofsurvival obtained in a particular place and time…It is astudy that will surely become required reading for every student ofmaterial culture.”—Kenneth Frampton Starting with the dawn of human society, through earlycivilizations, to the pre-Columbian American tribes,Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective tracesthe different cultural formations that developed in various placesthroughout the world to form the built environment. Looking throughthe lens of both time and geography, the history of earlyarchitecture is brought to life with full-color photographs, maps,and drawings. Drawing on the latest research in archaeological andanthropological knowledge, this landmark book also looks at howindigenous societies build today in order to help inform the past.

Art and Human Development


Author: Constance Milbrath,Cynthia Lightfoot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136643044

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 8836

This interdisciplinary volume explores art, its development, and its role in the construction of knowledge. Presenting theory and research on artistic development as a cultural and creative endeavor, contributors examine the origins of human art during the Paleolithic cultural revolution, as part of a modern cultural transformation, in the growth of a creative artist, and in developing children. Target chapters expressing the disciplinary perspectives of psychology, archaeology, communications, education, and the performing arts are followed by commentaries from internationally acclaimed scholars of human development. Part 1 explores how cultures harness and exploit the arts to give expression to values, social practices, and traditions. This section traces the emergence of new art forms that arose during social unrest, including the symbolization of spiritual beliefs expressed on the walls of Paleolithic caves, and the racial identity and cultural values expressed in the media of the hip-hop generation. Part 2 examines the journeys of a composer and a group of students to highlight the process of becoming an artist and the role education plays in its development. The book concludes with a focus on the development of aesthetic appreciation and artistic activity in childhood and adolescence, including, for example, how a child’s developing theory of mind affects appreciation for the arts, and how developing empathy and emotional regulation contribute to the cognitive and affective underpinnings of acting in adolescence. As a whole contributors explore the developmental, sociocultural, and evolutionary processes that make the creation and experience of art possible. Intended for researchers and advanced students in both human development and the arts, this book will also serve as a textbook for advanced courses on psychology and the arts and/or special topics courses in cognitive and/or human development.

Landscape of the Mind

Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought


Author: John F. Hoffecker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151848X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2970

In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thoughts as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups became integrated into a "neocortical Internet," or super-brain, giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence of the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher order consciousness, is a product of the superbrain. He equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and created alternative realities through tools, language, and art. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. Subsequent human history reflects to varying degrees the suppression of the mind's creative powers by the rigid hierarchies of nationstates and empires, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged after 1200 from the fragments of the Roman Empire, whose collapse had eliminated a central authority that could thwart innovation. Hoffecker concludes with speculation about the possibility of artificial intelligence and the consequences of a mind liberated from its organic antecedents to exist in an independent, nonbiological form.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions: Prehistoric belief systems


Author: Leslie Ross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313342882

Category: Art

Page: 395

View: 7604

"Beginning with faiths in the ancient worlds of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, this set examines the major religions and their art and architecture from countries and continents all over the globe. Sixteen chapters present basic religions and their beliefs, as well as specific examples of how art/architecture reflects each religion's values. The major focus of each chapter, however, is on the temples, churches, religious buildings, statues, paintings, and other works of art and architecture created by believers. Each is examined in terms of its history, materials, symbols, colors, and patterns, explaining its significance to the reader. The set contains approximately 200 illustrations. Topics covered include: stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals; ancient Egyptian tombs; diversity of Jewish synagogues; Zen Buddhist garden and temple design; sculptural programs on Hindu temples; Mesoamerican pyramid-temple complexes; and, African masks used in ceremonial performance." --Publisher.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1916

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Art in Story

Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children


Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583592

Category: Education

Page: 458

View: 2961

Using the book, Art in Story, teachers, parents, grandparents, and all those working with children, can develop their love for art by simply telling them wonderful stories.

Philosophy and Poetry


Author: Peter A. French

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 1636

Janson's Short History of Art


Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Penelope J. E. Davies

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press


Category: Art

Page: 670

View: 2406

Looks at important movements and artists and discusses paintings, sculpture, photographs, and architecture.

An Enquiring Mind

Studies in Honor of Alexander Marshack


Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842173831

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 4236

Alexander Marshack single-handedly revolutionized the field of Paleolithic art research. His astounding photographs of portable art objects caused us to see them with fresh eyes, to ask new questions, and to understand their technology and production far more precisely; and his pioneering use of infrared and ultraviolet light in the caves revealed startling new facts about the paintings. In addition, he carried out important, provocative and challenging work on archaeoastronomy, calendar sticks, female imagery, and other topics. Alexander Marshack was able to do what nobody else ever had before, or perhaps ever will again - i.e. travel all over Europe, visiting not only many decorated caves but also all the portable art objects scattered throughout the continent, including Russia. This unique experience and knowledge, together with his unrivalled and amazing documentation of all this material, made him by far the USA's foremost specialist in Paleolithic imagery. To honor his memory, in this book, scholars from many parts of the world contribute papers about some of the many problems that interested him and to which he made such a massive contribution.

Introduction to rock art research


Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Left Coast Pr


Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 5225

Includes information on Africa, California, ethnography, geometric motifs, neuropsychology, origins of art, paleolithic art, religion, ritual, shamanism, symbolism, totemic rock art, trance, vandalism, weathering, etc.

Reciprocal Distillations


Author: Clayton Eshleman,Roberto Tejada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978693305

Category: Poetry

Page: 73

View: 7440

Poetry. Foreword by Roberto Tejada. "Image density is the salient feature that renders poetic space distinct in Clayton Eshleman's animation of a language that allows for thick terms of concentration and complex shadings. This is to speak ofdegrees that extend back and forth, from comic-strip plain form, in emphatic warps of surface effect, to the half-light and roundedness of things no more than partially disclosed as heretofore sealed inside a cave; and this should come as no surprise from a writer who for over forty years in a commitment to poetry and intellectual life has thought intensely about history and its various objects, counting those we differentiate as art"--Roberto Tejada, from the foreword.



Author: Barbara D. Miller,Bernard A. Wood

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Social Science

Page: 722

View: 2656

The first introductory anthropology text to present and integrate a four-field perspective, while simultaneously integrating important topics such as ethics, methods, gender, and race in all chapters. Co-authors Barbara Miller and Bernard Wood, a world-renowned biological anthropologist, are joined by three of the brightest new scholars in archaeology and biological anthropology to provide complete and in-depth coverage of each of the four fields of anthropology. Anthropology incorporates the most current discoveries and research and their impact upon the classics in anthropology. Through a four-field approach and carefully chosen examples, the text illuminates the key ideas of the different sub-fields and demonstrates how their issues are connected and how anthropology is relevant to today's world. Beautifully illustrated, Anthropology maximizes the effectiveness of the art program by building pedagogy into the captions of photos, figures, tables and maps. The result is an original and unique text, which provides students with the most faithful and holistic representation of anthropology available today. contains a wealth of multimedia across the four fields including documentary video footage, image bank, PowerPoint presentations, audio glossary, and more.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 430

Image and Imagination

A Global Prehistory of Figurative Representation


Author: Colin Renfrew,Iain Morley

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological


Category: Art

Page: 346

View: 9464

The dawn of art is sometimes equated with the birth of the human spirit. But when and how did figuration - sculpture, painting, drawing - actually begin? And did these first figurative creations coincide with the emergence of our own species, Homo sapiens ? Is figuration a general and fundamental feature of the human condition? In this challenging volume leading experts review the evidence now available from the worldwide practice of prehistoric archaeology, and go on to formulate some important conclusions. The scope of this work is global. It sets out to explore the first stirrings of artistic endeavour and of figurative imagery on each continent, and to consider the social context in which they arose. It will be a fundamental resource for all those seeking to understand the origins of art and the beginnings of human spirituality.