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Author: Brian A Curran
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press.
Series: Burndy Library publications ; new ser., no. 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The many meanings of obelisks across nearly forty centuries, from Ancient Egypt (which invented them) to twentieth-century America (which put them in Hollywood epics).

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian A Curran
ISBN: 9780262512701 026251270X
OCLC Number: 639966619
Series Title: Burndy Library publications ; new ser., no. 2

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"A fascinating account of the way a bizarre Egyptian luxury object became an essential symbol (of many and shifting meanings) for a bewildering variety of places, religions, cultures, and Read more...

 
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