Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism

Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism

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Publisher Description

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. Please note: The digital edition does not include 4 of the 23 images that appear in the physical edition.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2010
15 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Chicago Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
8
MB

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