Cretomania

Author: Alexandre Farnoux
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135157079X
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Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of modern cultural practices: from the innovative dances of Sergei Diaghilev and Ted Shawn, to public and vernacular architecture, psychoanalysis, literature, sculpture, fashion designs, and even neo-pagan movements, to mention a few examples.Cretomania is the first volume entirely devoted to such modern responses to (and uses of) the Minoan past. Although not an exhaustive and systematic study of the reception of Minoan Crete, it offers a wide range of intriguing examples and represents an original contribution to a thus far underexplored aspect of Minoan studies: the remarkable effects of Minoan Crete beyond the narrow boundaries of recondite archaeological research.The volume is organised in three main sections: the first deals with the conscious, unconscious, and coincidental allusions to Minoan Crete in modern architecture, and also discusses archaeological reconstructions; the second presents examples from the visual and performing arts (as well as other cultural practices) illustrating how Minoan Crete has been enlisted to explore and challenge questions of Orientalism, religion, sexuality, and gender relations; the third focuses on literature, and shows how the distant Minoan past has been used to interrogate critically more recent Greek history.

Bibliographic Guide To Art And Architecture

Author: New York Public Library. Art and Architecture Division
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New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Athenaeum

Author: James Silk Buckingham
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Rgb

Author: Marc Valli
Editor: Action Arts Press
ISBN: 9788496954786
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Is there such a thins as British graphic design? There is certainly a lot of it: from the high degree of sophistication, erudition and conceptualization of London-based practitioners such as Mark Farrow, Browns, BiliothFque, Studio8, Sea, Spin, Proud Collective, NB Studio, Shaz Madani and William Hall, to the relentless visual experimentation of image-makers such as Build, Ehquestion-mark, Universal Everything, Julian House, Family, Hellovon, James Joyce, Tom Hingston, Me Company, Village Green, Yes and Studio Output, not to mention the wonderfully eclectic work of hopelessly cosmopolitan entities such as Winkreative, Non-Format, Fuel, Tomato, Matt Dent, [email protected] and the designers under the Pentagram umbrella, whose sophisticated internationalism is typified in the work of Domenic Lippa & Angus Hyland. Put all these types together and you get a heady mix. So what happened to British graphics in the last few years? Who did what? With whom? When? Where? Open this book. Find out. --Book --