Le Sanctuaire Secret des Bisons: Il Y a 14000 Ans, Dans La Caverne Du Tuc D'audoubert… - Robert Begouen, Carole Fritz, Gilles Tosello, Jean Clottes, Andreas Pastoors, Francois Faist with the collaboration of Francois Bourges, Philippe Fosse, Sebastien Lacombe & Mathieu LanglaisParis: Somogy Editions d'Art, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightest ding to the top corner of the upper panel but a very nice copy overall.
Signed by the author, Robert Begouen, with dedication, on the first blank page — without provenance. Contains: French & English language text; Graphs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Maps; Tables; 2-column text;
From the cover: “In the heart of Ariege, the cave of the Tuc d’Audoubert is an exceptional place. Extending over 2,000 m, its deep galleries were particularly conducive to the preservation of traces left by the artists hunters of the Magdalenien, the last of the great paleolithic cultures, 14,000 years ago.
A backup site, with remarkable pictorial richness, that this work details gallery by gallery up to the final room, where were models the Bisons d’Argile, sculptures unique in the world.
Much more than a scientific work, this book tells us about the wonderful human adventure of the Magdalenians: their daily activities, the diversity of their graphic expressions, reflecting this fierce will to transmit their founding myth, their genie has both fragile and powerful, which knew how to bring forth the beauty and emotion of a few clods of clay…”