RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42745570 LA English T1 Silent urns : Romanticism, Hellenism, modernity A1 Ferris, David S.,, PB Stanford University Press PP Stanford, Calif. YR 2000 SN 0804729425 9780804729420 0804729433 9780804729437 0804735832 9780804735834 0804738483 9780804738484 AB "The study of Greece as an icon of culture appears to be as old as Greece itself. In Silent Urns, the author reveals how Greece attained such significance as the result of the attempt to reconcile individuality, freedom, history, and modernity in eighteenth-century aesthetics. He argues that Winckelmann's History of Ancient Art (1764) produced this reconciliation by developing a concept of culture that effectively defined our modern understanding of the term, as well as our sense of what it is to be modern. From this reconciliation, Greece emerges as the form in which culture is first conceptualized as a historically and politically defined category."--BOOK JACKET.