Mysteries Of The Snake Goddess

Author : Kenneth D. S. Lapatin
ISBN : 0618144757
Genre : Art
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An archaeological detective story investigates one of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art, a gold and ivory statuette, exposing this piece as an invention of the early 20th century and exploring the reasons behind this brilliant forgery.
Category: Art

Die Antike In Der Popul Ren Kultur Und Literatur

Author : Konrad Dominas
ISBN : 9783732902385
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Die Antike ist aus der Populärkultur der Gegenwart nicht wegzudenken. Ihre Mythen, Motive und Figuren werden in den diversen Zweigen der Unterhaltungsindustrie verändert, neu erzählt und neu interpretiert. Noch gibt es keine kohärente Methodologie, um die Antike-Rezeption in der populären Literatur und Kultur ganzheitlich zu erfassen. Die Beiträge in diesem Buch – zu Literatur, Film, Musik, Architektur, Gegenwartsmedien sowie zur Beziehung zwischen Religion und Popkultur – repräsentieren in der Mannigfaltigkeit und Komplexität ihrer Themen und Probleme die Stärke der Antike-Rezeption. Der Band dokumentiert zudem einige wesentliche Modifikationen auf der Beziehungsachse ‚populäre Kultur – Antike‘. Dabei wird deutlich, wie verschiedenartige Kulturprozesse die Antike verändern und auf welche Weise ihr neue, bisher unbekannte Perspektiven eröffnet werden.
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Knossos And The Prophets Of Modernism

Author : Cathy Gere
ISBN : 9780226289557
Genre : Philosophy
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In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the fascinating story of Evans’s excavation and its long-term effects on Western culture. After the World War I left the Enlightenment dream in tatters, the lost paradise that Evans offered in the concrete labyrinth—pacifist and matriarchal, pagan and cosmic—seemed to offer a new way forward for writers, artists, and thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Graves, and Hilda Doolittle. Assembling a brilliant, talented, and eccentric cast at a moment of tremendous intellectual vitality and wrenching change, Cathy Gere paints an unforgettable portrait of the age of concrete and the birth of modernism.
Category: Philosophy

Imago Aegypti Band 3

Author : Günter Burkard
ISBN : 9783525470121
Genre : Art
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English summary: This magazine offers a platform for international discourse on Egyptology and art historical topics. Germant ext. German description: Das Magazin Imago Aegypti bietet einen fundierten Uberblick uber Fragen, Forschungsgebiete und den aktuellen Stand der internationalen agyptologischen und koptologischen Kunstbetrachtung. Neben kunsthistorischen und kunsttheoretischen Ansatzen werden auch feldarchaologische und museologische Einblicke geliefert. Daruber hinaus beschaftigt sich das Journal mit der Rezeption von Bildern in anderen kulturellen Erscheinungsformen wie etwa der Sprache oder der Religion.
Category: Art

The Good And Evil Serpent How A Universal Symbol Became Christianized

Author : James H. Charlesworth
ISBN : 9780300142730
Genre : Devil
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The serpent of ancient times was more often associated with positive attributes like healing and eternal life than it was with negative meanings. This groundbreaking book explores in plentiful detail the symbol of the serpent from 40,000 BCE to the present, and from diverse regions in the world. In doing so it emphasizes the creativity of the biblical authors' use of symbols and argues that we must today reexamine our own archetypal conceptions with comparable creativity.--From publisher description.
Category: Devil

Minos And The Moderns

Author : Theodore Ziolkowski
ISBN : 9780195336917
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Minos and the Moderns considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in early twentieth-century European art and literature: Europa and the bull, the minotaur and the labyrinth, and Daedalus and Icarus. All three are situated on the island of Crete and are linked by the figure of King Minos. Drawing examples from fiction, poetry, drama, painting, sculpture, opera, and ballet, Minos and the Moderns is the first book of its kind to treat the role of the Cretan myths in the modern imagination.Beginning with the resurgence of Crete in the modern consciousness in 1900 following the excavations of Sir Arthur Evans, Theodore Ziolkowski shows how the tale of Europa-in poetry, drama, and art, but also in cartoons, advertising, and currency-was initially seized upon as a story of sexual awakening, then as a vehicle for social and political satire, and finally as a symbol of European unity. In contast, the minotaur provided artists ranging from Picasso to Durrenmatt with an image of the artist's sense of alienation, while the labyrinth suggested to many writers the threatening sociopolitical world of the twentieth century. Ziolkowski also considers the roles of such modern figures as Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud; of travelers to Greece and Crete from Isadora Duncan to Henry Miller; and of the theorists and writers, including T. S. Eliot and Thomas Mann, who hailed the use of myth in modern literature.Minos and the Moderns concludes with a summary of the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological revisions enabled precisely these myths to be taken up as a mirror of modern consciousness. The book will appeal to all readers interested in the classical tradition and its continuing relevance and especially to scholars of Classics and modern literatures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Exploring The Life Myth And Art Of Ancient Greece

Author : Emma Stafford
ISBN : 9781448848300
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents an introduction to ancient Greek civilization, discussing its history, politics, art, religion, literature, philosophy, military, gods, and heroes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Art And Architecture Of The World S Religions 2 Volumes

Author : Leslie D. Ross
ISBN : 9780313342875
Genre : Art
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Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research
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The Evolution Underground Burrows Bunkers And The Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet

Author : Anthony J. Martin
ISBN : 9781681773759
Genre : Science
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What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival. Humans have “gone underground” for survival for thousands of years, from underground cities in Turkey to Cold War–era bunkers. But our burrowing roots go back to the very beginnings of animal life on earth. Without burrowing, the planet would be very different today. Many animal lineages alive now—including our own—only survived a cataclysmic meteorite strike 65 million years ago because they went underground. On a grander scale, the chemistry of the planet itself had already been transformed many millions of years earlier by the first animal burrows, which altered whole ecosystems. Every day we walk on an earth filled with an under-ground wilderness teeming with life. Most of this life stays hidden, yet these animals and their subterranean homes are ubiquitous, ranging from the deep sea to mountains, from the equator to the poles. Burrows are a refuge from predators, a safe home for raising young, or a tool to ambush prey. Burrows also protect animals against all types of natural disasters: fires, droughts, storms, meteorites, global warmings—and coolings. In a book filled with spectacularly diverse fauna, acclaimed paleontologist and ichnologist Anthony Martin reveals this fascinating, hidden world that will continue to influence and transform life on this planet.
Category: Science

A Companion To Roman Art

Author : Barbara E. Borg
ISBN : 9781118886090
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art. Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field
Category: Literary Criticism