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Myths & legends

Author: Mari Griffith; National Gallery (Great Britain)
Publisher: London, England : National Gallery, 2005.
Series: Pocket guides (National Gallery (Great Britain))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Myths and legends, with their fantastical settings and parade of exotic creatures and beautiful immortals, have inspired some of the most popular works in the National Gallery Collection. The latest addition to the best-selling Pocket Guides series leads the modern viewer through this important aspect of Western art.
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Genre/Form: Ebook
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
80 p. : col. ill.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Griffith; National Gallery (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781780340753 1780340753
OCLC Number: 857589791
Description: 1 online resource (15 entries) : 82 images, digital files.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Myths and legends --
Survival of the gods --
Myths and morals --
The lost classical spirit --
The uses of myths --
Private pleasures --
Political agendas --
Public image --
Sources for myths --
Mythological characters --
Gods and goddesses --
Nymphs and maidens --
Heroes, demi-gods and princes --
Hybrids and monsters --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Further reading.
Series Title: Pocket guides (National Gallery (Great Britain))
Other Titles: Myths and legends
Responsibility: Mari Griffith.

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Myths and legends, with their fantastical settings and parade of exotic creatures and beautiful immortals, have inspired some of the most popular works in the National Gallery Collection. The latest addition to the best-selling Pocket Guides series leads the modern viewer through this important aspect of Western art.

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