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Knossos and the prophets of modernism

Author: Cathy Gere
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
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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. Over the next three decades, Evans engaged in an unprecedented reconstruction project, creating a complex of concrete buildings on the site that owed at least as much to  Read more...
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Gere, Cathy, 1964-
Knossos and the prophets of modernism.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008053986
(OCoLC)262429441
Named Person: Arthur Evans, Sir; Arthur Evans, Sir; Arthur Evans
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Gere
ISBN: 9780226289557 0226289559 0226289532 9780226289533 1282775731 9781282775732
OCLC Number: 664571193
Awards: Short-listed for John D. Criticos Prize 2010
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The birth of tragedy, 1822-1897 --
An archaeology of heroes --
A prophecy of tragedy --
Fascism's Greek prehistory --
What Ariadne is --
Stand-up tragedy, 1851-1899 --
The dry smell of time --
Eastern questions --
The road to the labyrinth --
Greek defeat --
Reconstructing the nation --
Ariadne's lament, 1900-1913 --
Ariadne's throne --
The great Cretan mother --
Ariadne's dancing floor --
The making of a goddess --
The Villa Ariadne --
Cretan victory --
Ariadne in Chirico city --
The concrete labyrinth, 1914-1935 --
The throne room complex --
Captain of the blacks --
Court ladies --
Priest-king and cowgirls --
Lost boys --
The lady of sports --
The magic ring --
The psyche element --
Little souls --
Psyche's labyrinth, 1919-1941 --
Mythical method --
The decline of Crete --
Achilles' shield --
Freudian archaeology --
Psyche's muse --
Crete on the couch --
The battle of Crete --
The rebirth of comedy, 1942-1949 --
Psyche reborn --
Paradise before Eve --
Psyche rewritten --
The consort --
New Crete --
The birth of farce, 1950-2000 --
Romantic revivals --
The white goddess --
Black Athena --
The road back to war.
Responsibility: Cathy Gere.

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