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Obelisk : a history

Author: Brian A Curran
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2009.
Series: Burndy Library publications, no. 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title traces the many meanings of obelisks across nearly 40 centuries, from Ancient Egypt (which invented them) to 20th-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: 432404750
Description: 383 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The sacred obelisks of ancient Egypt --
The obelisks of Rome --
Survival, revival, transformations: middle ages to renaissance --
The high renaissance: ancient wisdom and imperium --
Moving the Vatican obelisk --
Changing the stone: Egyptology, antiquarianism, and magic --
Baroque readings: Athanasius Kircher and obelisks --
Grandeur: real and delusional --
The eighteenth century: new perspectives --
Napoleon, champollion, and Egypt --
Cleopatra's needles: London and New York --
The twentieth century and beyond.
Series Title: Burndy Library publications, no. 2
Responsibility: by Brian A. Curran [and others].

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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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