By Cathy Gere
In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans started to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing old Greek legends to existence simply as a brand new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human heritage, artwork, and tradition. With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the attention-grabbing tale of Evans’s excavation and its long term results on Western tradition. After the area warfare I left the Enlightenment dream in tatters, the misplaced paradise that Evans provided within the concrete labyrinth—pacifist and matriarchal, pagan and cosmic—seemed to supply a brand new future of writers, artists, and thinkers equivalent to Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Graves, and Hilda Doolittle.
Assembling a super, gifted, and kooky forged at a second of super highbrow energy and wrenching swap, Cathy Gere paints an unforgettable portrait of the age of concrete and the beginning of modernism.
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Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism by Cathy Gere