Rock Art

A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape

Author: Jonathan Bailey

Publisher: Johnson Books

ISBN: 9781555664763

Category:

Page: 192

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Memories are the invisible threads connecting us with our past. From the moment a child is born to the reflections of deep history carved on canyon walls, memories describe the aspects of our lives that otherwise defy explanation--an intangible whisper of awareness written on the lips of time. The history of the American Southwest is vividly painted and pecked with memories, with stories, and with narratives of people and place, odysseys carved into tortuous landscapes of heartbreaking beauty and heat-pressed geometry. This history, in the form of rock art, allows us to see, feel, and experience these threads of memory, binding us ever closer to the past and our place in this landscape.

Sacred Images

A Vision of Native American Rock Art

Author: Leslie G. Kelen,David Sucec

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 112

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For lovers of French decorating, this book reproduces some of the earliest toile designs from 18th-century France. Delicate flower prints, fun animal motifs, rich historic scenes, and complex architectural patterns are just some of the subjects reproduced here in rich color. The patterns in Toiles de Jouy are reproduced from an antiquarian book containing 50 plates of French toile fabric and wallpaper patterns. The range of colors is astounding and illustrates that toiles aren't always simply one color on a neutral ground. Some of the most fascinating were designed originally in multiple colors. A new introduction and stories about the toile patterns give decorators, home designers and Francophiles information about toiles that they've never seen before.

Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush

Colorado Plateau Rock Art

Author: Ekkehart Malotki,Donald Edgar Weaver

Publisher: Kiva Publishing

ISBN: 1885772270

Category: History

Page: 210

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Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush" features stunning photographs of the Colorado Plateau. For each rock art image, general location and chronological information is provided.

World Rock Art

Author: Jean Clottes

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: 9780892366828

Category: Art

Page: 140

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Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term "rock art" remains full of mystery. Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras. Rock art stretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be found from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, from the caves of southern France to the American Southwest. It includes animal and human figures, complex geometrical forms, and myriad mysterious markings. Illustrated in color throughout, this book provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide. An introductory chapter discusses the discovery of rock art by the West and the importance of landscape and ritual. Subsequent chapters survey rock art sites throughout the world, explaining how the art can be dated and how it was made. The book then explores the meaning of these often enigmatic images, including the complex role they played in traditional societies. A final chapter looks at the threats posed to rock art today by development, tourism, pollution, and other dangers, and discusses current initiatives to preserve this remarkable heritage.

Painted Dreams

Native American Rock Art

Author: Thor Conway

Publisher: NorthWord Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781559712132

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 157

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A guide to the deeper meanings of rock art. The author spent more than 20ears travelling to rock art sites across the United States and Canada,arning the trust of native elders and preserving their insights.

Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist

Author: Mark Humpal

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806159952

Category: ART

Page: 396

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Throughout his long and prolific career, Ray Stanford Strong (1905–2006) strove to capture the essence of the western American landscape. An accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era, Strong is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style. This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong’s life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong’s journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. After moving back to the West Coast, Strong produced important works for the WPA, executed major diorama projects for two world expositions, helped organize the Santa Barbara Art Institute, and served as teacher and mentor for a new generation of plein air artists. But, as Humpal emphasizes, Strong distinguished himself by resisting the drumbeat of the avant-garde. During an era when many artists were experimenting with abstract expressionism, Strong never relinquished his personal vision and adherence to a more traditional style. With his outgoing personality, he forged friendships and associations with such prominent artists as Frank Vincent DuMond, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and John Steinbeck. Ultimately, Strong had little concern for his place in the sweep of art history. The proficiency he achieved through years of formal and informal study allowed him to craft a personal style difficult to categorize but unique and engaging. By expanding our understanding and appreciation of Strong’s artistic contributions, this book offers a fitting tribute to one of America’s finest landscape artists.

Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region

Author: Don D. Christensen,Jerry Dickey,Steven M. Freers

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9780932653093

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Over the past 25 years the authors have worked in cooperation with the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region.This visually stunning book opens a window to the past within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually. It is a feast to both the serious rock art researcher and to the general public who may not be aware of the enticing and elaborately rich rock art found in some of the more remote areas within this spectacular landscape.

Life on the Rocks

One Woman's Adventures in Petroglyph Preservation

Author: Katherine Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 197

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Artist Katherine Wells's life story starts with an early interest in Native art and the petroglyphs of the Southwest that drew her to New Mexico and led to a major effort to preserve the iconic images she found on her own land.

Talking Stone

Rock Art of the Cosos

Author: Paul Goldsmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607815525

Category: HISTORY

Page: 104

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"This book acts as a visual vehicle to see the rock art of the Coso Range. The Coso Range sits on the edge of the Mojave Desert, just east of the Sierra Nevada. It is located within the 1.2 million acres Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake and contains distinctive and spectacular displays of rock art. This rock art fills the lava gorges of Renegade Canyon, Big Petroglyph Canyon, and Sheep Canyon with images of bighorn sheep, anthropomorphs, abstract geometric figures and shield-like figures. These are pecked into the dark basalt and most appear to be between 1000 to 3000 years old, although some may be older and date to the earliest occupation of the region roughly 13,000 years ago. Both the text and photography are by Paul Goldsmith, an acclaimed cinematographer. This project is highly visual in nature and provides a photographic tour of the canyons and rock art for those that will never have a chance to visit them"--Provided by publisher.

Understanding Meaning and Purpose of Rock Art

Author: D. Russel Micnhimer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974010588

Category: History

Page: 150

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A detailed and comprehensive examination of factors to be taken into consideration to understand meaning and purpose of rock art (petroglyphs, pictographs, geoglyphs) world wide. Prehistoric visual records inscribed or painted on stones and rocks on all continents from mountain tops to caves. The who, what, how, when, where and why of rock art. The only reference book to address these considerations in detail from a rock art researcher who has spent decades on several continents studying rock art first hand. Micnhimer is a member of the Oregon Archaeological Society and the American Rock Art Research Association.

Images in Stone

Author: David Muench,Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 9781563134425

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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This comprehensive survey of the rock art of America's ancient civilizations staggers the beholder in its majesty and beauty. Anthropologist Polly Schaafsma's text provides in-depth background on the people who created the art and their world. Muench's superb photographs convey the excitement of these extraordinary images.

The White Shaman Mural

An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos

Author: Carolyn E. Boyd,Kim Cox

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477310304

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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Folded plate (1 leaf, 39 x 61 cm, folded to 19 x 16 cm) in pocket.

Early Rock Art of the American West

The Geometric Enigma

Author: Ekkehart Malotki,Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780295743608

Category: Art

Page: 314

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The earliest rock art--in the Americas as elsewhere--is geometric or abstract. Until Early Rock Art in the American West, however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that arise from their ubiquity and variety. Why did they precede representational marks? What is known about their origins and functions? Why and how did humans begin to make marks, and what does this practice tell us about the early human mind? With some two hundred striking color images and discussions of chronology, dating, sites, and styles, this pioneering investigation of abstract geometrics on stone (as well as bone, ivory, and shell) explores its wide-ranging subject from the perspectives of ethology, evolutionary biology, cognitive archaeology, and the psychology of artmaking. The authors' unique approach instills a greater respect for a largely unknown and underappreciated form of paleoart, suggesting that before humans became Homo symbolicus or even Homo religiosus, they were mark-makers--Homo aestheticus.

Art of the Warriors

Rock Art of the American Plains

Author: James D. Keyser

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Addresses the phenomenon of Plains rock art, spanning at least five thousand years, and examines diverse aspects of American Native American culture, including religious and world views.

Nine Mile Canyon

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure

Author: Jerry D. Spangler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607812265

Category: Art

Page: 194

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With an estimated 10,000 ancient rock art sites, Nine Mile Canyon has long captivated people the world over. The author takes the reader on a journey into Nine Mile Canyon through the eyes of the generations of archaeologists who have gone there only to leave bewildered by what it all means.

Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past, 1830-1980

Author: Zoe Lescaze

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836555111

Category: Art

Page: 286

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Dinosaurs Are Forever A pictorial history of paleoart It was 1830 when an English scientist named Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater. Since then, artists the world over have conjured up visions of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images. In this unprecedented new book, writer Zo� Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of the prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history, and shows the artists charged with imagining these extinct creatures projected their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Japonisme, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences. With incisive essays from Lescaze, a preface by Ford, five fold-outs, and dozens of details, the book showcases a stunning collection of artworks plucked from major natural history museums, obscure archives, and private collections, and includes new photography of key works, including Charles R. Knight's seminal dinosaur paintings in Chicago and little-known masterpieces such as A. M. Belashova's monumental mosaic in Moscow. From the fearsome to the fantastical, Paleoart: Visions of a Prehistoric Past 1830-1990 is a celebration of prehistoric animals in art, and a novel chance to understand our favorite extinct beasts through a new art historical lens.

Oblique Views

Aerial Photography and Southwest Archaeology

Author: Maxine E. McBrinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890136072

Category: Photography

Page: 108

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In 1927, the year that Charles A. Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean, another revolution was happening on the ground. A group of young archaeologists was forging an area of study centered on the ancient Southwest. Aviation and archaeology merged when Alfred V. Kidder, of the Carnegie Institution, hired Lindbergh to photograph the sites from an airplane. Lindbergh's aerial survey of the Four Corners and Upper Rio Grande, made with Anne Morrow Lindbergh at the controls and, possibly, photographing some of the sites, were the first low-angle views of the vast, interconnected ancient landscape. The Lindbergh documentation of the sites remains a valuable historic record of the northern Southwest plateau. Ninety years later, noted aerial photographer Adriel Heisey has been commissioned by Archaeology Southwest, an organization dedicated to preservation archaeology, to re-photograph the ancient sites exactly as Lindbergh did. The juxtaposition of thirty black-and-white remastered Lindbergh images and thirty contemporary color images, provides a fascinating survey of the area over nearly a century allowing a unique view of the multi-layered, cultural landscape of the American Southwest over time.