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Hellenomania

Author: Katherine Harloe; Nicoletta Momigliano; Alexandre Farnoux
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine studies, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume presents a wide-ranging exploration of modern receptions of ancient Greek material culture in various modern cultural traditions and practices, such as literature, architecture and the fine and performing arts, and spans the seventeenth century to the present day. The volume is distinctive because it brings together a variety of artistic and decorative media (architecture/built environment, stage and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Harloe; Nicoletta Momigliano; Alexandre Farnoux
ISBN: 9781138243248 1138243248
OCLC Number: 1023398022
Description: xvii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. hellenomania: ancient and modern obsessions with the Greek past / Katherine Harloe and Nicoletta Momigliano --
Modern stage design and Greek antiquity: Inigo Jones and his Greek models / Fiona Macintosh --
Winckelmania: hellenomania between ideal and experience / Katherine Harloe --
The British reception of Greek visual culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Richard Jenkyns --
The ideal and the real in British hellenomania, 1751-1851 / Frank Salmon --
Making everyone Greek: citizens, athletes, and ideals of nationhood in nineteenth-century Britain, France and, Germany / Athena Leoussi --
The Parthenon from the Greek revival to the modern movement / Lena Lambrinou --
The Greek spirit: current architecture and sculpture in England / David Watkin --
From Galatea to Tanagra: Victorian translations of the controversial colours of Greek sculpture / Charlotte Ribeyrol --
"Grecian dances" and the transformations of corporeality in the age of moving images / Pantelis Michelakis --
Fashioning a modern self in Greek dress: the case of Eva Palmer Sikelianos / Artemis Leontis --
From Delphi, 1927 / Eleni Sikelianou --
Aphroditê Kinêmatographikê: Venus' varieties and vicissitudes / Martin M. Winkler --
Las incantadas of Salonica: searching for "enchantment" in a city's exiled heritage / Esther Solomon and Styliana Galiniki --
Afterword: hellenomanias past, present, and future / Eleana Yalouri.
Series Title: British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine studies, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Katherine Harloe, Nicoletta Momigliano, and Alexandre Farnoux.

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"This volume presents a wide-ranging exploration of modern receptions of ancient Greek material culture in various modern cultural traditions and practices, such as literature, architecture and the fine and performing arts, and spans the seventeenth century to the present day. The volume is distinctive because it brings together a variety of artistic and decorative media (architecture/built environment, stage and costume design, painting, sculpture, dance, cinema, performance poetry) and its breadth of focus in terms of place and period. Its distinguished contributors are drawn from a wide range of disciplines"--

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