Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism by Cathy Gere PDF

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.

Please be aware: The electronic version doesn't comprise four of the 23 pictures that seem within the actual edition.

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