Aesthetics and Rock Art III: Symposium

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Thomas Heyd, John Clegg
Archaeopress / John and Erica Hedges Limited, 2008 - Art - 102 pages
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Papers from the 'Aesthetics and Rock Art III Symposium' held at the XV UISPP World Congress, Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006. Contents: Introduction (Thomas Heyd); 1) The magic of great art: do we have the answers? What makes some rock art unforgettable to some people? Does the magic lie in the mark, the maker or the viewer? (Margaret Bullen); 2) Does aesthetics have perceptual roots? (J. B. Der?gowski); 3) Aesthetics, function, and fashion in rock art: Reactions to 'Aesthetics and Rock Art' (John Clegg and Shiv Jamwal); 4) A rock art typology: Narrative and non-narrative figurative representation (Livio Dobrez); 5) Visual images are not always illustrations of texts: The status of Arnhem Land rock art (Michael Eastham); 6) Variabilite stylistique dans la tradition rupestre 'Planalto' du Bresil Central: Un meme ensemble thematique, plusieurs, esthetiques (Stylistic variability in the Planalto rock art tradition of Central Brazil: Same thematic approach, several aesthetics) (A. Isnardis, V. Linke and A. Prous); 7) Intentions in the engraved stones and standing stones of Pembrokeshire (Anne Eastham); 8) Aesthetics and function: A composite role in Borneo rock art? (Jean-Michel Chazine); 9) The Ethics of transculturation: Cultural appropriation and etiquette in the aesthetics encounter with engravings and paintings on rock (Thomas Heyd); 10) Aesthetics, ethics, and rock art conservation: How far can we go? The case of recent conservation tests carried out in un-engraved outcrops in the Coa Valley, Portugal. (Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes); 11) Afterthoughts: What I have learnt (John Clegg); 12) Is there a place for aesthetics in the study of Pleistocene visual cultures? (April Novell).

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Thomas Heyd teaches philosophy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He is the coeditor (with John Clegg) of "Aesthetics and Rock Art,