THE MANY METAMORPHOSES OF LASCAUX
The Artist's Studio From Prehistory To Today

Text by Pedro Lima
Photographs by Philippe Psaïla
Preface by Jean Clottes, Scientific Advisor 
Translated by Venetia Bell
 
156 pages
© Synops Editions - 2012
 
Price 27.90 Euros (in France)
 
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Présentation

Since its discovery in 1940, the Lascaux cave in Dordogne, France has unfailingly fascinated and intrigued. Why did Paleolithic artists adorn the walls 20,000 years ago with dozens of magnificent polychrome stags, cows and horses? 
 
Composed on the occasion of the travelling Lascaux International Exhibition, this work plunges us into the mystery of the world's most famous decorated cave and Shared Heritage of Humanity site to unveil its secrets.
 
Lavishly illustrated, it recounts the discovery of Lascaux, its closure to the public to protect its treasures and the astounding story of successive copies, from Lascaux II to 3D that allow us to admire its beauty and attempt to understand its hidden meaning.
 
A veritable homage to the geniuses of prehistory, this work initiates a dialogue over the ages between artists of yesterday and today: those of the Paleolithic era who bequeathed us this exceptional message of humanity, and those who through their patient work and talent breathe new life into this fabulous masterpiece.
 
Lascaux: a masterpiece that undergoes many metamorphoses and rebirths before our eyes. 
Les auteurs

Pedro Lima is a scientific journalist specializing in prehistory and parietal art.
 
Philippe Psaïla is a photographer and videographer specializing in  reports and documentaries on research, science and discovery.
 
Scientific Advisor Jean Clottes is General Curator of Cultural Heritage (Honorary) in France and specialist in Paleolithic parietal art and world rock art.
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A veritable homage to the geniuses of prehistory, this work initiates a dialogue over the ages between artists of yesterday and today
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