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Mediterranean: From Homer to Picasso

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Synopsis:

"What is the Mediterranean? A thousand and one things at the same time. Not just one landscape, but innumerable landscapes. Not one sea, but a series of seas. Not one civilization, but civilizations piled up one upon the other." (Fernand Braudel) This is all true, but the great paradox of the Mediterranean is that, despite the fact that the region is so varied, it presents itself as a single, coherent image, a system where everything blends together as one unified entity. In order to explain this paradoxical cohesion, the author leads us on an exploration of the many different features that make up the geographical, philosophical and, cultural identity of the Mediterranean. In particular, a quest is set for those elements that constitute what Roland Barthes referred to, in speaking of Cy Twombly's work, as the "Mediterranean effect."

Product Details

ISBN:
9782843232459
Author:
Girard, Xavier
Publisher:
Assouline Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Mediterranean region
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-239).
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
239 p.
Dimensions:
12.14x9.42x1.18 in. 3.72 lbs.

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Mediterranean: From Homer to Picasso
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Product details 239 p. pages Assouline - English 9782843232459 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "What is the Mediterranean? A thousand and one things at the same time. Not just one landscape, but innumerable landscapes. Not one sea, but a series of seas. Not one civilization, but civilizations piled up one upon the other." (Fernand Braudel) This is all true, but the great paradox of the Mediterranean is that, despite the fact that the region is so varied, it presents itself as a single, coherent image, a system where everything blends together as one unified entity. In order to explain this paradoxical cohesion, the author leads us on an exploration of the many different features that make up the geographical, philosophical and, cultural identity of the Mediterranean. In particular, a quest is set for those elements that constitute what Roland Barthes referred to, in speaking of Cy Twombly's work, as the "Mediterranean effect."
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