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The Resource Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary, commissioned and edited by Diane Fortenberry and Rebecca Morrill

Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary, commissioned and edited by Diane Fortenberry and Rebecca Morrill

Label
Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary
Title
Flying too close to the sun
Title remainder
myths in art from classical to contemporary
Statement of responsibility
commissioned and edited by Diane Fortenberry and Rebecca Morrill
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first major survey to reveal the ways in which Classical mythology has inspired art throughout the last 2,500 years. From the films of Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers to Margaret Atwood's books and Arcade Fire's songs, Classical Greek and Roman myths continue to be a source of cultural inspiration. The struggles of heroes, both triumphant and tragic, with gods, monsters, and fate, exert a particular grip on our imagination. Visual artists have long expressed and reworked these foundational stories. This is the first book to unite myth-inspired artworks by ancient, modern, and contemporary artists, from Botticelli and Caravaggio to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fortenberry, Diane,
  • Morrill, Rebecca,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mythology, Classical, in art
Label
Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary, commissioned and edited by Diane Fortenberry and Rebecca Morrill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- This thing of darkness: on the shifting role of myth in art -- Creation myths: the origins of gods and men -- The monster in the maze: Theseus and the Minotaur -- Divine wanderers: roaming the earth and the underworld -- Flying too close to the sun: Daedalus and Icarus -- Amorous gods: five tales of divine love and lust -- Altered states: three tales of transformation -- Narcissus: a one-sided love story -- Crime and punishment: four tales of human hubris -- Herakles: loves and labours -- Jason and the Argonauts: the dangers of a woman scorned -- The Trojan War: from the judgment of Paris to the return of Odysseus -- Oedipus and the Sphinx: no escaping fate
Control code
1007044210
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780714875231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007044210
Label
Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary, commissioned and edited by Diane Fortenberry and Rebecca Morrill
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- This thing of darkness: on the shifting role of myth in art -- Creation myths: the origins of gods and men -- The monster in the maze: Theseus and the Minotaur -- Divine wanderers: roaming the earth and the underworld -- Flying too close to the sun: Daedalus and Icarus -- Amorous gods: five tales of divine love and lust -- Altered states: three tales of transformation -- Narcissus: a one-sided love story -- Crime and punishment: four tales of human hubris -- Herakles: loves and labours -- Jason and the Argonauts: the dangers of a woman scorned -- The Trojan War: from the judgment of Paris to the return of Odysseus -- Oedipus and the Sphinx: no escaping fate
Control code
1007044210
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780714875231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007044210

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