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From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present

Author: Jacques Barzun
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2000.
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Showcases the triumphs and defeats of five hundred years of Western cultural history, highlighting the contributions of women and arguing that decadence is required in order to spark creativity in the next era.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun
ISBN: 0060175869 9780060175863
OCLC Number: 41476709
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, 2000
Description: xviii, 877 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: from current concerns to the subject of this book --
Pt. 1: from Luther's Ninety-five theses to Boyle's "Invisible college" --
Pt. 2: from the bog and sand of Versailles to the tennis court --
Pt. 3: from Faust, Part I, to the "Nude descending a staircase No. 2" --
Pt. 4: from "The great illusion" to "Western civ has got to go."
Responsibility: Jacques Barzun.
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Showcases the triumphs and defeats of five hundred years of Western cultural history, highlighting the contributions of women and arguing that decadence is required in order to spark creativity in the next era.

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