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Rethinking Design and Interiors by Shashi Caan

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Chapter One

The Search for Shelter

Man was first a hunter, and an artist: his earliest vestiges tell us that alone. But he must always have dreamed, and recognized and guessed and supposed, all skills of the imagination.

Guy Davenport

The Geography of the Imagination1

An early human painting in a cave. While the purpose of prehistoric cave painting is unknown, examples are generally found in areas that were not easily accessed. Although many theories exist, the popular belief is that they were done for a greater purpose than mere decoration. The earliest interior was created when our ancestors discovered the inside space of the cave. That ...

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